Posts tagged ‘men’

August 4th, 2012

“I am kind of into the grill,” Mr. Crangi said. “It’s like a tiara for men.”

“I am kind of into the grill,” Mr. Crangi said. “It’s like a tiara for men.”
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June 13th, 2012

suzy-x: indigenousfeminist: “Men’s indifference to learning about contraception and to taking any…

suzy-x:

indigenousfeminist:

“Men’s indifference to learning about contraception and to taking any responsibility for it is a theme that emerges from many reports of projects that have attempted, and failed, to reach and educate men. One of the most successful programs of contraception education for men, a Planned Parenthood project in Chicago, abandoned its attempts to reach men over the age of twenty-five when it was found that these men simply would not participate, even when offered beer, sandwiches, free condoms—and “stag” movies. Instead, the project targeted a younger group, and as part of its research the project conducted a survey of over a thousand men aged fifteen to nineteen:

• These young men were asked whether they agreed with the statement “It’s okay to tell a girl you love her so that you can have sex with her.” Seven out of ten agreed that it’s okay.

• They were asked whether they agreed with the statement “A guy should use birth control whenever possible.” Eight out of ten disagreed and said a guy should not.

• And when asked, “If I got a girl pregnant, I would want her to have an abortion,” nearly nine out of ten said no, they would not want her to have an abortion. These teenage men agreed: Deception to obtain coital access is okay; male irresponsibility in contraception is okay; but abortion is not okay—“because it’s wrong.”

Largely because of attitudes such as these, one million teenage women—one tenth of all teenage women—become pregnant each year, and two thirds of their pregnancies are not wanted.”

—John Stoltenberg, Refusing to be a Man

This is why I say: pro-choice is not just about abortion. With choice comes responsibility, and frankly, if you’re not gonna be responsible for your own shit then I have the choice to send your ass out the door. People who are not responsible enough to use protection and/or consider their partners’ well-being are anti-choice in my book. Being reproductively and sexually coercive violates my bodily autonomy.

June 8th, 2012

A group of men calling themselves the “Irritated Men” gathered in Istanbul on June 5 to raise their voice against the government’s plan to ban abortion.

A group of men calling themselves the “Irritated Men” gathered in Istanbul on June 5 to raise their voice against the government’s plan to ban abortion.:

I have decided to live another day.

May 6th, 2012

"[B]eing a bio boy that grew up with a penis and male privilege, that I have one and only comment to…"

“[B]eing a bio boy that grew up with a penis and male privilege, that I have one and only comment to make about abortion: as a man, I fully respect the autonomy and sovereignty of women over their own bodies and my only legitimate opinion on abortion is that I am required, by the privilege of being male, to use that privilege to protect in anyway and every way possible the right of a woman to choose.”

- Brandon Lacy Campos, from his remarks at the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference. It’s all worth reading—he goes on to urge organizers and activists to remember that HIV status should not be a side note in such discussions—but I really appreciate this opener.
May 1st, 2012

"He has cited Sartre, Erskine Caldwell, and Richard Wright as central influences."

“He has cited Sartre, Erskine Caldwell, and Richard Wright as central influences.”

- Really nothing more need be said. Just laughter.
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April 15th, 2012

thegang: “TRUE MEN” by Brian Shumway Project…











thegang:

“TRUE MEN” by Brian Shumway

Project Description: 

Gender can be a perplexing thing. Despite being flexible and malleable, it defines and confines who we are and how we express ourselves, especially through behavior and dress. Men in particular are bound by the dictates of gender. To be a ‘real man,’ being manly and masculine (or at the very least not outwardly effeminate) are paramount. Expression of one’s manhood, especially in public, must remain within a narrow range of acceptable social norms. Little boys are conditioned as such from birth, almost as a universal absolute. But this ignores the full story of male identity. There is a large spectrum of male experience that is deemed off limits by popular society. The men in this portrait series fall outside traditional notions of manliness and masculinity. They possess an effeminate manner, dress, or look, a ‘girlishness’ that is as much a part of being male as weightlifting and football. They boldly embrace expressions of male identity which flaunt the confines of conventional conceptions of manhood and what it means to be a man.

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January 14th, 2012

fallsthrough: Young Adulthood¹ |yə ng ˈadˌəlthoŏd|  noun 1.The…



fallsthrough:

Young Adulthood¹ |yə ng ˈadˌəlthoŏd|

 noun

1.The stage after teenager and before adult

2. Typically the age at which western middle to upper class humans enter post secondary educational institutions, in order to prepare for entry into the “daily grind”

3. The age at which you realize that, after spending your teen years pining after Duckie, Steff was way hotter in his linen suit the whole time.


 

January 6th, 2012

theswingingsixties: George Harrison with a feline friend.



theswingingsixties:

George Harrison with a feline friend.

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January 2nd, 2012

Real male feminists

Real male feminists
September 22nd, 2010

Kill the cop in your head. via phoolan



Kill the cop in your head.

via phoolan