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07 Nov 2019
MRA graphic, “Feminist Quotes by Leading Feminists”: cherry-picking, misrepresentation, and invention by Michael Flood

One popular MRA meme is titled “Feminist Quotes by Leading Feminists". It is a perfect example of the MRA misrepresentation of feminism. Either these people aren’t leaders, or the quotes are fake or from works of fiction (novels), or the quotes are taken out of context, or the quotes are accurate but representative of a particular strand of 1960s, 1970s and 80s radical feminism. They were hotly debated by other feminists at the time, and they’re simply not representative of modern feminism.

 

12 Oct 2019
Men, Gender, and Healthy Masculinities by Michael Flood

What does 'gender' have to do with men? How might men have a role in building gender equality? How we engage men in this work? What do people mean by 'toxic masculinity', and is it a useful phrase? What do we want instead? How do we encourage healthy masculinities among men and boys?

07 Oct 2019
White Ribbon’s demise in Australia by Michael Flood

The national violence prevention organisation White Ribbon Australia has gone into voluntary liquidation. The organisation was shut down on October 3.

30 May 2019
Pick-up artists: Feminist critiques by Michael Flood

'Pick-up artists' and PUA cultures and communities are hotbeds of misogyny. In this XY collection, we have compiled links to some accessible feminist critiques of PUA ideology and practice.

07 Oct 2018
Open letter to US Senators from the The North America MenEngage Network (NAMEN) by Michael Flood

Feminist and profeminist activists have been protesting against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. The North America MenEngage Network (NAMEN) has circulated a letter to US Senators urging them not to vote for Kavanaugh. The letter reads in part,

27 Sep 2018
E-book on promoting violence-free masculinities among Latinx men: Donations needed by Michael Flood
For more than two decades, Emiliano Diaz de Leon (https://sites.google.com/view/emilianodiazdeleon) has been engaging Latinx
men around the USA in conversations about what we can do to model healthy non-violent relationships with the boys and men in our lives.
"I want to take what I have learned from both my personal experiences and my violence prevention work with Latinx men and share it in the form of a FREE e-book.
19 May 2018
Jordan Peterson: Critical commentaries by Michael Flood

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian academic who has recently and rapidly risen to prominence as a spokesperson for various right-wing and conservative views on gender, intellectual life, and social issues. Here, we have collected together some critical commentary on his work. Additions are most welcome.

10 Mar 2018
Manifesto, Men for a New Masculinity – HONMA, launched in Nicaragua, International Women’s Day 2018 by Michael Flood

Manifesto, Men for a New Masculinity – HONMA, launched in Nicaragua, International Women’s Day 2018

25 Feb 2018
German profeminist magazine Männerrundbrief: Back issues now online by Michael Flood

The German profeminist magazine Männerrundbrief was published over 1993-2002. All 18 back issues now are available online, here.