Month: October 2011

October 18, 2011 Michael Kaufman 1 comment

The genius of the Occupy movement is the proclamation, from the outset, that it represents 99% of the population. That stands as a far cry from the huge youth movement in the late 1960s/early 1970s. We made a fundamental mistake in those days: we were not only content but we were thrilled to be a…

October 13, 2011 Michael Kaufman 7 comments

What do the Pope, Republican Rick Perry, and Attila the Hun have in common?   It appears they’ve all written rave reviews for my new book The Guy’s Guide to Feminism Co-written with Michael Kimmel, it’ll be in bookstores across Canada and the US by early November. It’s an A-Z book, at times serious but full of…

October 2, 2011 Michael Kaufman 3 comments

Those who’d like to redefine manhood and engage men and boys in promoting gender equality have a very basic challenge. Ideas about gender are not simply disembodied thoughts or ideas that float around in our heads. If that were the case, then change would be simple: let guys know how our current gender ideals hurt…