men, masculinities and gender politics



Sticks and stones


What does an article about poofters have to do with "ordinary blokes"? Nick Sellars spells it out: ending discrimination against gays is one of the most important things to do in ending sexism.

A rough trade

Nick Sellars takes a look at the lives of the invisible men - working-class gay men.



Men who question masculinity are often called "poofters". What's the connection between homophobia and masculinity, and where do gay men fit in to the men's movement? Michael Flood has some answers.

Homophobia and masculinities among young men (Lessons in becoming a straight man)


A talk to teachers, in which Michael Flood discusses homophobia, sexism, and the links between homophobia and gender. Flood covers the consequences of homophobia in schools, and the obligation learning institutions have to create change.

Heterosexual men’s sexuality


This article offers an outline of the construction of heterosexual men’s sexuality, examining such issues as masculinity, identity, intimacy, consent and pleasure. It argues for the positive reconstruction of this sexuality, offering the HIV/AIDS epidemic as one possible site of such a project.

Sex, sexual violence, and the sex industry: Some thoughts for boys and men

Boys and men will not find a loving and kind sexuality in pornography, says Robert Jensen.

Tired of hot sex?


Robert Jensen draws on radical lesbian feminism in developing a progressive sexual ethics.

Policing manhood: new theories about the social significance of homophobia


David Plummer offers new theories of homophobia which go beyond the definition of homophobia as simply fear or hatred of homosexuality.

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The quest for modern manhood: masculine stereotypes, peer culture and the social significance of homophobia


David Plummer examines boys' use of homophobic terms, their role in the dynamics of adolescent male peer groups, and their relationship to adult identity formation.

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Just a few days ago, I was attacked

Basil tells of being queer-bashed, and his learning to heal.