men, masculinities and gender politics

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  • 25 Jun 2016

    There is now an excellent academic literature on men's health and illness, the links between men's health and the social construction of masculinity, and related issues. Here, we have gathered some of the key academic overviews of this area.

  • 25 Jun 2016

  • 22 Jun 2016

    There are great videos out there which provide powerful, engaging, and/or humourous discussion of men and masculinities, men’s roles in feminism, sexualities, men’s roles in ending violence against women, and related issues. Here are some of the best ones. Additions and revisions are welcome.

    Compiled by Michael Flood

  • 22 Jun 2016

    Adolescent and Young Adult Male Health: Call for Papers/Submissions

    We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in a sponsored supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health focused on Adolescent and Young Adult Male Health. The goal of this supplement is to highlight and promote rigorous research on current issues of broad interest to health professionals who are focused on clinical care, public health, health policy, and preventive interventions in adolescent and young adult males.

    Topics of special interest may include but are not limited to:

  • 20 Jun 2016

    As a child of the early 90’s, internet porn grew up alongside me. Most American homes had dial-up modems on my thirteenth birthday; by the time I left high school, we were all but completely wireless. Pornhub and Xtube didn’t exist in 2005, yet they were two of the ten most popular websites on the planet on the day I turned eighteen.

  • 20 Jun 2016

    The VI Coloquio Internacional sobre Hombres y Masculinidades [International Colloquium on Men and Masculinities] will take place in Recife, Brazil, in April 2017. The official languages are Portuguese and Spanish. Please share with your network. Visit www.masculinidades.org.

  • 18 Jun 2016

    What are the best practices to promote men’s involvement in SRH while simultaneously promoting gender equality? Published by Sonke Gender Justice Network, this report argues that engaging men in SRH and gender equality can lead to better SRH outcomes for men and women, and prevent reinforcing male power over reproductive and sexual decision-making. A conceptual model that can be used for programming, monitoring and evaluation to engage men in SRH and gender equality including men as clients, partners and agents of positive change is provided.

  • 18 Jun 2016

    The purpose of this paper is to provide practical guidance to policymakers and program managers on how to engage men and address harmful male norms in seven key areas of intervention in relation to HIV/AIDS: 1 Social and Behaviour Change in Men; 2 Violence against women; 3 Men, Sex Work and Transactional Sex; 4 Men, Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; 5 Male Circumcision; 6 Men, VCT and Treatment; 7 Male Norms and the Caregiving for People Living with and Affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • 18 Jun 2016

    In Spring 2009, the European Men's Health Forum (EMHF) published a worldwide review of male health policies and programs, seeking to evaluate the different approaches used in different countries to address the challenges of male health.

    It is revealing to compare the different approaches used by governments across the world when addressing public health, especially in male health. Many governments still barely recognise that male health is even an issue.

  • 02 Jun 2016

    The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy has a special issue on “Fighting Feminism – Organised Opposition to Women’s Rights” (Volume 5, Number 2, 2016). The full text of all articles is available from https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/issue/view/21

    Articles include:

    Forks in the Road of Men’s Gender Politics: Men’s Rights vs Feminist Allies / Michael A Messner
    State Antifeminism / Francis Dupuis-Déri
    Masculist Groups in Poland: Aids of Mainstream Antifeminism / Katarzyna Wojnicka