Category Archives: Masculinity

Converge! Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS – SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL TO converge@law.miami.edu DUE DATE: Friday, October 18, 2013 (may be extended) For more conference information see http://www.law.miami.edu/academics/converge/ CONVERGE! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence, will bring together survivors, activists, and … Continue reading

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Male Fragility and Law

Mary Anne Franks collects examples of the male fragility narrative in law and in society. It’s a fascinating observation, reminiscent of a recent discussion at Slate: Societal constructions of masculine identity are actually quite fragile, and as a result society … Continue reading

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Mansprain

Because sometimes, no other description will do.

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“The War on Twelve Year Old Girls”

Subtitled: “An epidemic of high-profile trolling is a testament to how pathological misogyny is — and how early it begins,” you can read the entire piece by Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon. …. And if you require any further proof, … Continue reading

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Dr. K. Ryan Ziegler on Being a Black Male Feminist

Over at blac(k)ademic v.2, Dr. K. Ryan Ziegler writes (here) about how his past “as a black woman informs [his] black male feminist perspective today.  Here is an excerpt: For some transmen, their female past conjures up memories of pain … Continue reading

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Poor, Silenced Social Males

I received in my in-box an email from the “Editors” (no names provided) of a new on-line magazine, highlighting the March edition with a tie-in to Women’s History month.  The email began, “MUSED Magazine, the newest digital destination for lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Women in the Media as in Society?

Despite the backlash following his “slut” and “prostitute” references about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh continues to denigrate women.  More recently, he targeted Tracie McMillan, journalist and author of the book, The American Way of Eating, and stated, … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Beholder?

From CNN: a discussion of the impact of documentaries such as Miss Representation and America the Beautiful on today’s youth. If you still wonder whether the image of women and gender in pop culture is still relevant, take a look … Continue reading

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Correlation is not Causation

Why, why, why do people continue to ignore this simple rule–including people who presumably know better but who invoke a correlation as a lazy rhetorical device? In The Atlantic this month, neuroscientist David Eagleman writes about biological bases for criminal … Continue reading

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“Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets”

Hey, Shorty! is pitched as a resource for parents, teachers and community leaders who want to take action against bullying and sexual harassment in their communities. Learn more here.

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“Why Is There No Motherhood.gov?”

Elizabeth Losh asks that question here, writing: This month the comforting voice of Barack Obama is plugging a new government website in a series of public service announcements. Listeners are urged to visit Fatherhood.gov, which describes itself as a “National Responsible … Continue reading

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Word Clouds: Gender and the Vocabulary of Advertisements for Toys

From here, where the author of the linked post did all the work, and explains the data!

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Multidimensional Masculinities and Law: A Colloquium

Ann McGinley (UNLV) has passed along the details of a program to be held in Las Vegas next weekend. “Multidimensional Masculinities and Law: A Colloquium” is sponsored by UNLV Boyd School of Law and co-sponsored by Suffolk University Law School. … Continue reading

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Documentary on Black Masculinities in Comic Books, “From Shaft to Sidney Poitier”

Readers may be interested in the film Shaft or Sidney Poitier, “a documentary film examining the representation of Black masculinity in comic books” produced by Jonathan Gayles. Academics writing on comics, popular culture and gender include Mark Anthony Neal (Duke, … Continue reading

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Manliness, Part IV: Blind Leading the Blind

Recently, there have been two events in the news that, while happening in two quite different parts of the United States, bear telling similarities.  One concerns the vicious attacks by young and presumably heterosexual men against gay men in the … Continue reading

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“Heterosexism, Sex & Sexuality: A Conversation” at Shomburg Center

On Wednesay, November 3, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will present “Heterosexism, Sex & Sexuality: A Conversation.”  Here is a description of the panel: How do mainstream ideas about sex … Continue reading

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New Blog of Interest: MasculinityU

Welcome to cyberspace, Masculinity U, “a new national initiative geared toward engaging young men in redefining masculinity and encouraging them in taking an equal role in ending gender violence.”  The blog (here), run by Mr. Sacci Patel and Mr. Marc … Continue reading

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Manliness, Part III: Paradox

Thanks to Bridget for calling our attention to this curious story involving female political candidates challenging the manliness of their male adversaries; the story also includes male candidates ascribing feminine vices to their female candidates.  Both phenomena are interesting, but … Continue reading

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Manliness, Part II: What Is Courage?

As Bridget pointed out, in the news recently, we have seen a terrible episode involving young, presumably heterosexual, men who tortured gay men in the Bronx.  It is an appalling example of hypermasculinity where violent cruelty is its own reward.  … Continue reading

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Rather Perplexing “Professional Development” Story

Attendance is not something that should have been required, anyway. And of course female attorneys were excluded. –Ann Bartow

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Manliness, Part I: Anyone Call for a Knight?

I am John Kang, associate professor of law at St. Thomas University (Florida).  First, I hasten to thank Bridget for kindly offering me a chance to blog on Feminist Law Professors. I am presently researching the connection between manliness and … Continue reading

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Reflections on What to Make of Tyler Clementi’s Death

Like many people, I’ve taken hard the recent suicides of so many gay teens, including Tyler Clementi.  I got choked up last Thursday afternoon in front of the University of Connecticut Law School faculty when I mentioned his death as … Continue reading

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Festschrift 2.0: Ms. Magazine Blog Celebrates bell hooks

 The Ms. Magazine blog is in the middle of bell hooks week, “a series of essays celebrating the life and works of the extraordinary bell hooks. hooks has made a significant impact on feminism, race theory, education, class politics, the … Continue reading

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Dowd on “The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege”

Feminist Law Prof Nancy Dowd (U Florida) has just published new book about the intersection of masculinities scholarship and feminism. The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege its hot off the NYU presses.  Here‘s the publisher’s description: Among the many … Continue reading

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“Renaissance Male” Teleconference June 29, 2010: “Rage, Race and Redemption”

This announcement, courtesy of Jewel Woods, Executive Director of the Renaissance Male Project Inc., “a midwest multi-cultural & multi-issue progressive men’s organization”: JUNE BROWN BAG AUDIO TELECONFERENCE Next Tuesday, June 29th Rage, Race & Redemption: Engaging The Emotional Lives Of … Continue reading

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Cooper on “When Machismo Meets Post-Racialism: The Gates Controversy”

Frank Rudy Cooper (Suffolk) has posted to SSRN his working paper, “When Machismo Meets Post-Racialism: The Gates Controversy.”   Here is the abstract: On Thursday, July 16, 2009, white male police officer James Crowley was called to the home of … Continue reading

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