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Blog entries by Michael Flood

07 Nov 2019

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

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

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' 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

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
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 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

25 Feb 2018

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

24 Jan 2018

#MeToo took off in late 2017 as a campaign, particularly on social media, about the widespread prevalence of men's sexual assault and harassment of women, especially in the workplace. There are a range of valuable feminist commentaries on the campaign and the wider issues. Some of these are listed below.