Month: August 2012

August 23, 2012 Guestblogger No comments exist

From time to time, I invite colleagues to write a guest blog. My friend, colleague, and sometimes co-author Michael Kimmel is a pioneer in exploring men and masculinities in both his scholarly and more popular work. He lives in New York City. You have to pinch yourself sometimes to remind yourself that it’s 2012 and…

August 13, 2012 Michael Kaufman 4 comments

Saudi Arabia plans to build four women-only industrial cities. Women in Saudi Arabia, as everywhere else, increasingly demand greater financial independence, political, religious, and social equality, and unimpeded entrance to a full range of jobs. But what’s one to do in a country where the ultra-conservative Wahabi brand of Islam rules the roost? Where women’s…