Tags Archives: Masculinity

Don’t teach your kids to ‘explore gender’ — refuse to teach them ‘gender’ at all

Owen Lloyd, a parent of two young children, reflects on gender, raising children, and how to navigate the maze of gender stereotypes and gender oppression. By Owen Lloyd / Feminist Current Today, my son came inside to show me a caterpillar he had discovered in the yard. He was dressed in his typical fashion, which, … Continue reading Don’t teach your kids to ‘explore gender’ — refuse to teach them ‘gender’ at all

Scientist’s Warning on Affluence and Growth

Originally published on Nature Communications, this is an excerpt from an article describing scientists’ warning on affluence by Thomas Wiedmann, Manfred Lenzen, Lorenz T. Keyßer & Julia K. Steinberger. Super-affluent consumers and growth imperatives Growth imperatives are active at multiple levels, making the pursuit of economic growth (net investment, i.e. investment above depreciation) a necessity … Continue reading Scientist’s Warning on Affluence and Growth

The Creation of Patriarchy

Editors note: Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) was a historian, author and teacher. She was a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a visiting scholar at Duke University. Lerner was one of the founders of the field of women’s history, and was a former president of the Organization of American Historians. She taught … Continue reading The Creation of Patriarchy

Sankara on the Oppression of Women

“Woman’s fate is bound up with that of the exploited male. This is a fact. However, this solidarity, arising from the exploitation that both men and women suffer and that binds them together historically, must not cause us to lose sight of the specific reality of the woman’s situation. The conditions of her life are … Continue reading Sankara on the Oppression of Women

DGR Eugene hosts Robert Jensen

Last week, a member of DGR Eugene brought author and radical activist Robert Jensen (no relation to Derrick Jensen) to town to give a talk titled “Patriarchy: Left, Right, and Center.” Video of the talk can be found here. The audio isn’t great, but improves partway through the talk. It is listenable throughout. In his … Continue reading DGR Eugene hosts Robert Jensen

Jollene Levid: ‘It is no surprise that the alt-right espouse male supremacy just as vehemently as white supremacy’

Featured image: Jollene Levid (Photo: AF3IRM LA Coordinator Roxanna Avila).  National chairperson of AF3IRM, Jollene Levid, speaks with Meghan Murphy about rise of white nationalism in the US, how the alt-right is connected to male supremacy, and what movements can do to better address violence against women of colour.       by Meghan Murphy / … Continue reading Jollene Levid: ‘It is no surprise that the alt-right espouse male supremacy just as vehemently as white supremacy’

Material Support for Grassroots Long-Term Eco-Feminist Organizing

The Women’s Caucus of Deep Green Resistance is fundraising to provide a stipend to a point person who will head up feminist organizing within and on-behalf of DGR. The women of Deep Green Resistance are hard at work fighting pipelines, protecting forests, defending prairie dogs and buffalo, creating alternative media, supporting camps like Standing Rock, … Continue reading Material Support for Grassroots Long-Term Eco-Feminist Organizing

Distinguishing Categories of Violence

It’s understandable that people who care about justice want to reject violence; many of us are survivors of it, and we know all too well the entitled psychology of the men who used it against us. And whatever our personal experiences, we can all see that the violence of imperialism, racism, and misogyny has created useless destruction and trauma over endless, exhausting millennia. There are good reasons that many thoughtful people embrace a nonviolent ethic. ... Continue reading →

Mountain Biking is a Threat to New Wilderness Designation

Mountain bikers, as a demographic group, fit the profile of off-road vehicle users. They are predominately male, between 20-40, and tend to have above average incomes and often have the same outlaw attitude and sense of entitlement.

We see this sense of entitlement in the continual commandeering of trails and/or illegal construction of new trails on public lands by mountain bikers. When the Forest Service or BLM seeks to close some of these trails (very infrequently done) mountain bikers squeal like a poked pig, claiming they're being “discriminated against.” ... Continue reading →