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28 Mar 2013Men “can all be leaders” in the struggle to end violence against women. But maybe not all of us should be. by Bill Patrick
13 Mar 2013Never just “an isolated incident,” violence against women impacts us all. by Bill Patrick
The other day I heard about yet another domestic violence homicide. And the news report sounded a hauntingly familiar refrain…
07 Mar 2013Whosoever would be a man must be a nonconformist.” (Why, after 200 years, Emerson is still relevant.) by Bill Patrick
When do you follow the rules?
When do you break them?
Do you break the rules in order to do the right thing?
Even if breaking the rules will get you punished?
07 Mar 2013Is prostitution really a “profession”? (Only when it serves men’s purposes.) by Bill Patrick
Quick! Name “the world’s oldest profession.”
20 Feb 2013When it comes to violence against women, “the passivity of good men” is an atrocity. And we should be ashamed. by Bill Patrick
13 Feb 2013Women are raped and murdered every day! (So why address incidents of “trivial” sexism?) by Bill Patrick
05 Feb 2013Women of the world rejoice: We enlightened men have come to liberate you! by Bill Patrick
In her brilliant 2008 essay “Men Who Explain Things: Every Woman Knows What It’s Like To Be Patronized By A Guy Who Won’t Let Facts Get In The Way,” Rebecca Solnit writes:
29 Jan 2013Of princesses and prostitutes. Some fantasy women prove too much even for Disney. by Bill Patrick
Late last month it was revealed that U.S. Olympic middle distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton had also been supporting herself through an entirely different sort of physical activity. It turns out that this elite athlete was working as highly-paid “escort” in Las Vegas and in other U.S.
10 Jan 2013Yes, India is a very rough place for women. But that doesn’t excuse the rest of us. by Bill Patrick
For the last couple of weeks the world has watched as Indian women (and their male supporters) have taken to the streets to protest the horrific gang rape and brutal murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey. The marchers are fighting against what they perceive to be a culture of violence against women in India.