What Could Artificial Intelligence Teach Us About Masculinity?

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I have a new article out about masculinity and Artificial Intelligence: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/what-could-artificial-intelligence-teach-us-about-masculinity-wcz/ Sexy Robots When we think about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and gender we tend to think about how it is often given a feminine personality in popular culture. Two classic examples of this would be the robot Ava in the movie Ex Machina and the […]

The Five Stages of Masculinity November News Roundup

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Commentary This month’s masculinity stories have been relatively quiet in terms of diversity, if not number. Of course, Trump again dominates the subject, and these articles are not included below because they do not add any substantial argument to the huge number of similar articles previously published. What we have mostly seen is Clinton advocates […]

Why I Changed My Mind About International Men’s Day

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It’s time for progressive thinkers to expand the public conversation about men and masculinity and embrace International Men’s Day (19th November) argues a former critic of the day, Joseph Gelfer: http://www.inside-man.co.uk/2016/11/01/i-changed-mind-international-mens-day/ As a researcher of men and masculinities, I have always been interested in reading about IMD, even if I have never been particularly fond of […]

The Five Stages of Masculinity October News Roundup

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Commentary Masculinity articles this month have been Trump, Trump, Trump. As a reminder, when cataloguing masculinity by stage in these news round-ups, the general principle has been not to include articles that are in large part the same as articles that have come before. So back in January, I listed an article about masculinity and […]

The Five Stages of Masculinity: academic write-up

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An extended and fully referenced version of The Five Stages of Masculinity is now available. Suggested citation: Gelfer, J. (2016). The Five Stages of Masculinity: A New Model for Understanding Masculinities. Masculinities and Social Change 5(3): 268-294 (pdf article link). Abstract: The article uses the so-called “crisis of masculinity” as a jumping-off point for proposing a new model […]

Does the World Need Masculinity Offset Credits?

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Following the logic of carbon credits, in this new article I propose Masculinity Offset Credits in order to finance the mitigation of the “problem” of masculinity: http://www.masculinityresearch.com/masculinity-offset-credits/ The “Problem” of Masculinity Masculinity is becoming a popular subject. In particular, masculinity is seen as a problem, as demonstrated by increasing references on social media to “toxic masculinity” […]

What Does the Future Hold for Masculinity?

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We’re facing a future of extremes in the next 10 years – Joseph Gelfer helps us set out an alternative in resisting the false binaries controlling masculinity: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/what-does-the-future-hold-for-masculinity-wcz/ Utopia or Dystopia? When you imagine the future, what do you see when you think of masculinity? Does it look similar to today or different? Do you feel […]

Queer Masculinity for Everyone

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I have a new article out about the difference between “queer” and “gay,” and queer liberation for straight men: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/queer-masculinity-for-everyone-wcz/ Good Intentions You may have noticed the extraordinary rise in discussion lately referring to genderfluidity, bisexuality, pansexuality and queerness of various stripes. This discussion rightly celebrates the diversity of sexual expression out there in the world, […]