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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 […]

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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, […]