Tags Archives: Masculinity

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 →

Men Against Rape Culture presents two films this January

Local Eugene group Men Against Rape Culture is hosting two film screenings  during the last week of January. Tough Guise Tuesday, January 26th 7 pm Tough Guise 2 Wednesday, January 27th 7 pm Location: The Boreal, 350 W. 3rd Ave Tough Guise: Acclaimed anti-violence educator Jackson Katz argues that the epidemic of male violence that … Continue reading Men Against Rape Culture presents two films this January

Derrick Jensen: The Man Box and the Cult of Masculinity

by Derrick Jensen The man box is full of proof. Except that there is no man box, the man box can never be filled, and real men don’t need proof. Let’s start with Abraham and Isaac. You know the story. God tells Abraham to slit his child’s throat. Abraham ties up his son, raises the … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: The Man Box and the Cult of Masculinity

Sorry, Dudes: Exclusion from Femininity is Privilege, Not Oppression

by Jonah Mix, Deep Green Resistance Some days, queer theory feels like an elaborate practical joke. I’m writing this after a good four hours spent in a marathon Twitter exchange, so forgive me if I’m a little short. The man in question was your average trans dude, berating women for their refusal to accept his … Continue reading Sorry, Dudes: Exclusion from Femininity is Privilege, Not Oppression

Ernesto Aguilar: What Fathers Should Tell Their Sons

By Ernesto Aguilar for Feminist Current When they find out, people ask me incredulously if I regret not attending my father’s funeral. I had no relationship with my father for all of my adult life. I lived a childhood where he hit my mother often. I could never reconcile it and fought him as a … Continue reading Ernesto Aguilar: What Fathers Should Tell Their Sons

Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part III

In 1993 Michael Carter was arrested and indicted for underground environmental activism. Since then he’s worked aboveground, fighting timber sales and oil and gas leasing, protecting endangered species, and more. Today, he’s a member of Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau, and author of the memoir Kingfishers’ Song: Memories Against Civilization. Time is Short spoke with him … Continue reading Time is Short: Interview With An Eco-Saboteur, Part III

John Stoltenberg: Why talking about ‘healthy masculinity’ is like talking about ‘healthy cancer’

By John Stoltenberg This article was originally published by Feminist Current, and is republished here with permission from the author. I understand—I really do—why a lot of people raised to be a man are seeking a gendered sense of self that is separate and distinct from all that has been called out lately as toxic … Continue reading John Stoltenberg: Why talking about ‘healthy masculinity’ is like talking about ‘healthy cancer’

Protect Women, Feminism, and Free Speech

Call for Support! Protect Women, Feminism, and Free Speech The past few days have seen a massive smear campaign against radical feminists such as Rachel and Lexy Garza of Deep Green Resistance. This smear campaign was launched in the aftermath of an attack on Deep Green Resistance members (one of whom was Lexy). When feminists, … Continue reading Protect Women, Feminism, and Free Speech

Incidents This Weekend

Three incidents occurred at the “Law and Disorder Conference” in Portland May 11 and 12 concerning Deep Green Resistance and transgender/queer activists. A lot of lies have been told about these incidents. We need to tell the facts of what physically happened. Two women were tabling, handing out DGR literature and selling books. A group … Continue reading Incidents This Weekend