Month: January 2012

January 29, 2012 Michael Kaufman No comments exist

On Sunday, an Afghani man, woman, and their son, who since 2007 have been permanent residents of Canada, were convicted of murdering the family’s three daughters and the man’s first wife. The women’s “crime”: the teenaged girls had brought supposed “dishonor” to their family by the way they dressed and the boys they liked. (See…

January 19, 2012 Michael Kaufman 43 comments

Reason One: Giving Up is Hard to Do I’m a strong believer that men gain a huge amount from feminism. It’s been a theme of my writing and public speaking for thirty years (including in my new book, co-written with Michael Kimmel, The Guy’s Guide to Feminism.) But, let’s face it, you don’t make omelets…

January 5, 2012 Michael Kaufman 8 comments

You could get into a long debate about the many adjectives we’ve used to describe manhood in order to decide which are really the greatest characteristics of masculinity. The truth is far simpler. To answer the question, “what is good about masculinity?”, we need to remind ourselves that: Masculinity doesn’t exist. At least not in…