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Men and Meat II

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Yesterday I posted about the story “Women Prefer Meat Eaters” in Australian Men’s Fitness, and finished with a reference to a 2008 article in Sydney Anglicans about Australian men’s ministries and their use of meat-eating and butchery to appeal to men. I recently wrote about this in a new research article I have under review […]

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Men and Meat

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I often browse men’s fitness magazines in the hope of becoming fitter through osmosis. I usually manage to ignore the volume of normative masculine signifiers in these rags, but this news item from Australian Men’s Fitness really stood out to me as being especially dishonest (via phone camera): First, how inclined are you to believe […]

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Alcohol in Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia

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Out now from Greenwood Publishing is Alcohol in Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia edited by Rachel Black, for which I wrote the article Men and Boys Drinking. In short, the article distills (pardon the pun) the following articles into lay language: Connell, Robert W., and James W. Messerschmidt. “Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept.” Gender & Society […]

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The Masculinity Conspiracy @ onlineopinion.com.au

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The conspiracy motif of The Masculinity Conspiracy is given an airing today over at onlineopinion.com.au. Just minutes after publication the first comment assumes I am anti-male: They’re nasty creatures, evil males. They build most of what is built, invent most of the inventions, grow most of the food, supply most of the music, make most […]

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The Masculinity Conspiracy

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I’ve been alluding recently in some posts to writing something that speaks to solutions as well as critiques. Well, here it is (the start of it, at least): http://masculinityconspiracy.com The Masculinity Conspiracy What if the biggest conspiracy in human history had gone completely unnoticed? What if that conspiracy was responsible for some of the biggest […]

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A Manifesto for Radical Masculinity

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Here’s an article that runs counter to the usual nonsense: A Manifesto for Radical Masculinity (warning, link may not be safe for work) by Sinclair Sexsmith at Carnal SF. Sexsmith asks the questions, “How can I be a feminist and be masculine? Does feminism devalue masculinity? Isn’t that the same problem as devaluing femininity? And […]

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The New Masculinity: Value Voters Style

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Whenever I hear the words “new masculinity,” alarm bells ring, as it usually means the complete opposite: thus the title of my book, Numen, Old Men. Take, for example, the 2009 Value Voters Summit, which includes the “new” masculinity on its schedule: THE NEW MASCULINITY Dr. Pat Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Family […]

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Australian Association for the Study of Religions

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Later this year I’ll be presenting at the Australian Association for the Study of Religions conference at Melbourne University, 29 November-1 December 2009, where I’ll further continue my explorations about the differences in Christian masculinities. Evangelical and Catholic Masculinities in Two Fatherhood Ministries In men’s ministries it is possible to distinguish between evangelical and Catholic […]