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December 2012: The Central Park Five

Ken Burns’ new documentary “The Central Park Five” details the story of 5 young men of color who were wrongfully convicted of the violent rape of Trisha Meili in 1989. They were released in 2002 after Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murder, confessed to the crime. Burns states, “The case was about justice, fairness, […]

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September 2012: Marcio’s Story

We are going to start off our Monthly Reflection piece with this video about the power of fatherhood in transforming men’s lives. This moving video comes from our colleagues in Brazil and it is about one man’s lifelong goal to be a father. MenCare Brazil Film from Promundo on Vimeo. According to MenCare, 4 out […]

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June 2012: Jason Alexander offers the greatest apology in history for “gay cricket” joke

This month’s article is actually a personal apology that Jason Alexander wrote after appearing on the Craig Ferguson show. On the show, Alexander performed what he deemed a comical routine and described cricket as a “gay” sport. He went on to make homophobic remarks and movements during the routine that substantiate his larger argument. Click […]

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April 2012: Why I’m a Black Male Feminist

In the article titled, “Why I’m a Black Male Feminist” Byron Hurt, filmmaker and activist, describes how he came to embrace his feminist self. Hurt describes his trajectory as involving his personal experiences with violence in the home, a recognition of how he himself was using his male privilege to assert his power over his […]

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February 2012: Group Galvanizes Men To Stop Violence Against Women

Men Can Stop Rape’s new public awareness campaign challenges men to take a stance and prevent violence, before it occurs. The campaign is targeted for university students because of the high incidences of sexual violence and intimate partner violence in that population. It provides men with some easy steps they can take to take a […]

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January 2012: New study reveals that men with negative attitudes towards women are more likely to use violence

Gender based violence against women is a global phenomenon. This lends itself to the opportunity to create a global learning community and exchange of information for communities interested in preventing violence. This month’s article unveils a new study that was recently conducted in Bangladesh. Follow this link to read the full article. The study seeks […]

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November 2011: The Paterno Effect: Keep Your Job or Lose Your Manhood?

These past couple of weeks have been riddled with news coverage about the Sandusky child sexual abuse case. The news media has been covering this case diligently, perhaps because of the involvement of legendary head coach Joe Paterno who knew about assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s perpetration of sexual abuse and chose to do nothing about […]

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October 2011: Dr Pepper goes macho to sell men diet drink

It is clear that advertisements are marketed to specific groups of people to increase consumption of a given product. However, what happens when said advertisement negatively impacts health outcomes? Or supports a negative image of masculinity? Advertisements to sell beer to men such as Miller Lite’s “Unmanly” advertisement series and more recently, Dr. Pepper’s new […]

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September 2011: What’s ‘manly,’ what’s not for athletes: Fans bothered by Mark Sanchez’s GQ pics, Sergio Romo’s leave need to change

In his article “What’s ‘manly,’ what’s not for athletes: Fans bothered by Mark Sanchez’s GQ pics, Sergio Romo’s leave need to change”, LZ Granderson, senior writer for ESPN The magazine, explores the ways in which gender expectations impact the way athletes are perceived by their fans. In particular, Granderson looks at the reaction Giants’ pitcher […]

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May 2011: How to Be a Real Man

Our article for this month discusses women’s leadership.  Although the author is discussing women’s leadership from the perspective of his home life, the commentary found in his article has ramifications in our larger society. In the article, Dan Mulhern discusses the ways he has had to change his behavior and attitudes about what it means […]

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