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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Have We Reached Peak Toxic Masculinity?

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I have a new article out about the Stage 3 limitations of denouncing “toxic masculinity”: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/have-we-reached-peak-toxic-masculinity-wcz/ Hashtag Criticism Anyone who spends any significant amount of time online and who has an interest in masculinity will be all too familiar with two phrases that seem omnipresent on social media: “toxic masculinity” and “masculinity so fragile.” These phrases […]

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The Five Stages of Masculinity July News Roundup

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Commentary Stage 1 masculinity as an underlying cause of social problems was highlighted this month in an LA Times article, “One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men” (a very similar article ran in the UK in The Independent). Such articles are important […]

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The Five Stages of Masculinity June News Roundup

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Commentary The diversity of masculinity stories this month has been quite low, however the number of stories has been high in the form of “toxic masculinity” articles written in response to the tragic events in Orlando. A link to Amanda Marcotte’s article, Overcompensation Nation is included below as indicative of the numerous articles on this […]