men, masculinities and gender politics


Robert Jensen

Just a john? Pornography and men’s choices

There has been much talk at this conference about the need for men to love each other and be willing to speak openly about that love. That is important; we need to be able to get beyond the all-too-common male tendency to mute or deform our emotions. But it’s also crucial to remember that loving one another means challenging ourselves as well. That’s what I would like to do today, to challenge us -- in harsh language -- on men’s use of pornography. In an unjust world, those of us with privilege must be harsh on ourselves, out of love.

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.

Resisting Masculinity: The Importance Of Feminism To Men


Robert Jensen is a professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. First published in ZNet Commentary, February 22, 2002

Feminists hate men. How do we know this? Because it is repeated over and over in the media and by right-wing politicians and other so-called guardians of the moral values of the society.

If feminists hate men, then it stands to reason that men should stay clear of -- or do their best to attack -- feminism and feminists.