White People: Take a Friend to See ’12 Years a Slave’


Jamie Utt has a request for his fellow white people this Thanksgiving weekend.

Ender, Gender, and the Fight for Humanity

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Matt Wetsel on the novel that inspired this weekend’s biggest film.

Love Letter to White People

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White America, I am trying to love you in a different way, an honest way, a way that requires progressive change. I love you, and we need to do better.

Ask the Feminist Answers: Definitions, Recommendations, and Media Violence Against Men

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Resident feminist HeatherN tackles the first round of questions in our new series, Ask the Feminist.

The Disposability of Black Men

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Black men are brutally murdered and systematically incarcerated. Is this genocide?

Average Size … for a Black Man: Myths About Size, Racism, and the Patriarchy


Myths about Black men’s prowess reinforce racist stereotypes about Black men.

Want the Best Sex of Your Life? Just Ask!

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Jamie Utt explains how consent is about much more than preventing sexual violence.

Lead a Good Life, Everyone: Trey Malone’s Suicide Note


Trey Malone took his own life in in June 2012. His last wish was that his voice finally be heard and listened to.

Don’t, Can’t, Never… The Melancholy of Manhood

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Derek Bardowell believes the “can’t, don’t, never” culture of masculinity prevents men from challenging one another to be better men.

Defining Masculinity


“…gangsta culture is the essence of patriarchal masculinity.” An introduction to Jack Donovan’s new book, “The Way of Men.”

SlutWalk: Why They Walk, Why I Walk


Higher Unlearning and White Ribbon Campaign’s Jeff Perera looks back at the initial Walk heard ’round the world, and forward to this

Harrowing Video About Male Abuse Survivor

Tweet(Hat tip to n1l0c2501.) Trigger warning for explicit depictions of abuse. Minor spoilers for the short film Life’s Poison.   I was recently pointed to Life’s Poison, a powerful short film made for the PBS Online Film Festival about a teenage male who was abused by his father and the struggles he goes through in recovering […]

Womanist Musings on Black Men and Police

TweetWomanist Musings discusses the relationship black children have with the police. I have written previously about why I disagree with schools teaching kids about officer friendly. To be clear, cops have a long history of targeting people of colour for arrests, violence and death.  What they may be willing to let go from a White […]

Beyond the Deep Purple: Heart Bruises, Love, and Will

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It’s better to find love than to fall into it, writes Jamie Utt.

Scenes from Ozy’s Bookshelf

TweetI have decided to talk about some of my favorite books about men and masculinity, the books that have shaped my viewpoints on what it is to be a masculist.

‘Why I Don’t Want to Talk About Race’


Tom Matlack asked his friend Steve Locke to write for us about race. He declined. Here’s why.