men, masculinities and gender politics

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Pornography

The porn debate: Wrapping profit in the flag

Pornography and prostitution are overwhelmingly not 'choices.' They are vast, exploitative, patriarchal-capitalist industries, largely violent, very lucrative, controlled by women-hating men, and destructive of the women (and children) who are victimized by them.

Sex, sexual violence, and the sex industry: Some thoughts for boys and men

Boys and men will not find a loving and kind sexuality in pornography, says Robert Jensen.

Boys, Sex, and Porn: New technologies and old dangers

Michael Flood examines boys’ and young men’s consumption of sexually explicit media. He argues that boys’ use particularly of internet pornography, combined with the wider pornographication of popular culture, is exacerbating violence-supportive social norms and intensifying some boys’ participation in sexual abuse. See the attachments below (in PDF) for the text and Powerpoint of Michael's presentation.

Love myself

Patrick Instone reflects on growing up with pornography.

Sex, porn and conscience - A review of John Stoltenberg's Refusing to be a man

John Stoltenberg's Refusing to be a man is a passionate manifesto for a new male way of being. It's a renunciation of sexual injustice and a call to action for all men of conscience.

Me? Wanking?

Masturbation: Michael Flood asks the questions.