men, masculinities and gender politics


Activism & Politics

The "Other" Feminists: The challenge of feminist men and masculinities


Victoria Kannen explores men's relationships to feminist politics and scholarship.

Mainstreaming Men in Gender Practice and Policy

Practical strategies for engaging men in gender programming and policy.

Feminist. Man. Feminist man.

First things first. I am a feminist man. In many ways, that’s my declaration of independence, and shapes my identity, my choices and my work.

What men can do to stop sexism and male violence


What can men do to stop sexism and men's violence against women? What can men do to build gender equality and prevent and reduce men's violence against women?

Men, Masculinities, and Gender: Key resources for scholarship and activism

This handy one-page sheet provides a guide to key online resources on men, masculinities and gender, including activist and academic resources.

Gay Patriarchy

Gay men didn't escape patriarchal male conditioning.

An Open Letter to Gentlemen


Dear, Dear Gentlemen,

It has come to our attention that you harbor some misconceptions about us and our intentions, ones which we most fervently hope to dissuade you of, because these misunderstandings and falsehoods are preventing us from working together towards a more balanced society. Allow us to reassure you:

 1. We do not wish to castrate you. We have no desire to have your testicles in jars of formaldehyde on our nightstands.

The politics of gender


Please see attached in pdf.

Everyday anti-sexism


SEXISM is all around us, and sometimes we try to do something about it. Sometimes this doesn't work, sometimes it does.

CASE: It's the middle of the city, Saturday night. David walks around the corner. There's a man and woman, he's pushing her, slapping her crying face. It's fast, scary, violent.

Men's groups


Men's groups are the backbone of the men's movement. They are a good thing, says Michael Flood.

I JOINED my first men's group when I was 20, and it profoundly changed my life. Seven years on, I'm passionately committed to men's issues.

For the last three years I've been part of two great men's groups: the Canberra branch of Men Against Sexual Assault, and those lovely men in the XY editorial group.