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Friday, August 11th, 2006
7:20 pm
A young man wonders
I'm 22 and I work as an offshore production clerk in the Louisiana Oilfield. I'm two hours away from my home and i'm STUCK out here. When something goes wrong (Water getting shut off becasue I did'nt transfer my name onto the new home i bought)at home I hate it, there is'nt a whole bunch that I really can do. It makes me feel terrible that I am sucking terribly at what i'm trying to do...be a provider(the one thing my father only ever was....)I mean I can't say i'm failing, or that I am not entranced with the concept of being her every salvation and shining light(Who I sometimes feel she wants more than anyhting)....but i'm tragically mortal, prone to hazards and down cycles. I want to be stronger for her. I want to feel like a man not like some akward irresponsible 15 year old that i'm accused of being and often feel like I am. Do guys these days even face problems like this? I mean the very concept of being a man is changing to mean almost nothing...it sounds almost archaic to face a crisis like this.. but I mean, I want to possess confidence and be powerful, I want to be loved by her, but more than that I want to be admired by her. I don't care for machismo, it's about those subtle inner strengths, those issues of character... I want to be like my grandfather, a leader of his community, his church,(Though I remain proudly atheist I respect his reliougness as he approaches it with his heart and his mind) respected by his brothers and his son and his family, a man whose name precedes him, a man known for his integrity and his willingness to do what is needed.
xposted to my personal journal.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
8:29 pm
I contract. One or more people want to take over admin? If multiple peoples yes, may pick subset.
Monday, April 17th, 2006
9:28 pm
Regardless of whether you're pro-choice or pro-life, abortions are legal.

Should the father's opinion be consulted before an abortion is performed?

If there is no threat to the health of the mother, and the child is the result of consensual intercourse, and the father can be contacted, that is.
Monday, March 20th, 2006
1:58 pm
"We spent $50 billion in efforts that produced the turnaround for poor women," Mr. Mincy said. "We are not even beginning to think about the men's problem on similar orders of magnitude."

Monday, February 20th, 2006
8:24 pm
Invitation for dads
Please help populate a new LJ comm!


Everyone is welcome, but single or divorced Dad's are most encouraged to join.
Saturday, December 24th, 2005
10:22 pm
Here is a link that relates to a recent post about circumcision, and the right to let individuals make their own decisions. It has a good FAQ page and other resources. If you support the Bill to end male genital mutilation in the United States, please write your Senators and Representatives and let them know. Thanks!

Sunday, December 11th, 2005
3:25 am
Hey, here is a funny sign I found recently:
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Saturday, December 10th, 2005
2:55 am
Manly Virtues
Does anyone have a primary source for the manly virtues?


Friday, December 9th, 2005
3:08 am
I am enjoying reading the posts in this community! I will post more soon enough. If anyone checks out my journal and/or art and would like to "freind" me please feel free to do so.

Thanks for your time!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
12:31 pm
Has anyone read, 'A Mind of Its Own : A Cultural History of the Penis' by David Friedman? If so, what did you think?
Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
11:09 pm
Men, self-concept and phalic metaphor
My personality tends toward commentary rather than taking the initiative to pick a topic and write about it, so I tend to lurk a bit. But, since posts on this forum seem rare and don't tend toward a lot of deconstruction or analysis of actual male culture - maybe if I want to read something that I would feel comfortable calling "male studies" I should write it myself.

No, the cigar is not a penis, the penis isn't even a penis.Collapse )</lj-cut)
6:36 pm
An outdated religious ritual that robs men of their highly sensitive foreskin?

Or a necessary medical procedure that prevents future medical problems?

Would you/did you have your children circumcized?
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
1:08 am
The White Ribbon Campaign
In 1991, a lone gunman got into a university campus in Montreal, Canada and entered a class where he segregated all the female students at gunpoint and shot them - because he hated feminists.

The 'Montreal Massacre', as it became dubbed, galvinised public opinion in Canada, and led to the formation of the White Ribbon campaign. First in Canada, and then around the world, hundreds of thousands of men pledged that they would never commit, or condone, violence against women. they also pledged themselves to challenge sexist talk and behaviour if they encountered it personally.

There was a lot of publicity in the early years in Canada, and some said that this was taking media attention and charitable donations from women's refuges and similar groups. So the Campaign began fundraising themselves on behalf of these groups. Funds raised by local branches are donated to women's refuges and similar organisations, and the 6th of December provided the focus of these efforts.

I have to say that I was unaware of this until recently, but when a freind posted about it on a community i belonged to, I signed up. I also founded a community on LJ for those who wish to spread the message on line, and support those who take the pledge to become local activists.

A recent survey has revealed that almost one man in three in the Uk felt that a woman who went out on her own , or wore short skits, or got drunk was somehow "asking for it" if she go raped. or put another way, over two thirds of us are still decent blokes, right? But how does it look in the media? Some feminists are saying that its time that men took responsibility for eradicating rape and ending male violence against women. I have to say that I agree here, and to that end, together with a few friends, have started a community on LJ to add our voices to the campaign.

I wonder what members of this community make of the White Ribbon Campaign and it's aims? should men be taking responsibility for ending violence against women? Is this the best way to do it? does anyone want to join?

To find out more about the White Ribbon Campaign, go to our community, _white_ribbons. Thank you.
Thursday, November 24th, 2005
1:13 am
Sorry if this isn’t allowed, but I thought this might apply to someone in here. If not, please delete it. :-)

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This is a place for those in close relationships with a survivor of abuse. If you are dating, married to, living with, or close friends with a survivor, you are a supporter-this community is for you.
Friday, October 21st, 2005
10:38 pm

AX WOUND: Gender & The Horror Genre
gets a b * L * o * o* D * y make over!!!

the zine Ax Wound issues #1 & #2 are going to go out of print once i get rid of the last 30 or so copies i have. I will then be taking the best of those issues and infusing them with a whole BUNCH of new articles & horror art & fun. The long article i wrote for the first issue will be updated to Vol. 2, as my observations and film viewing has expanded greatly since that was written i felt it needed to be updated.

the zine will be pretty and partly in color. it will also be very very big. like five issues in one!

if you would like to submit articles, photography, interviews, comics, reviews, ANYTHING relating to the subject of gender & horror send tooo


look for a brand new ax wound and ax wound website by mid january!!! xoxo


Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
7:04 pm
Ethics Poll re: quoting from a forum post, all may post, friends can view http://www.livejournal.com/users/whitewillows/170778.html

Monday, September 12th, 2005
1:50 am
crisis zine seeks your submissions
i am looking for first hand accounts of the following:

DRUG ADDICTIONa time someone close to you had a drug problem-- how did you go about trying to help them? how did things play out? what would you tell someone going through something similar, etc etc.

SUICIDE have you ever had someone close to you say they want to die? have you dealt with suicide first hand? tell your story & how you went about helping...or how you felt from the whole situation...etc etc

STALKING/BULLYING any helpful stories for people who are dealing with stalkers or bullys....

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault stories of survival, suggestions for helping vicitims/survivors ....etc etc

email me : polka_dot_press@yahoo.com with submissions.


email if you have any questions!!!!
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
11:46 am
Hello everyone.

I just joined this list today. I'm coming from a fairly active snark-style list, and decided to see if there were any proactive men's studies communities. I did an interest search on "men's studies" and "men's issues," and of the results, this community appeared to be most active.

That, in itself, was disappointing, given how quiet this community appears to be. Are there people around, and the issue is one of starting conversations?

If so, I'd just as soon post my musings on gender here than in my own LJ, for the added perspectives. So, anyone around?

My background: I'm an equalist who has some perspectives on the paucity of male-positive gender work, and on how men are enculturated. I tend to wool-gather. :D
Saturday, August 27th, 2005
11:04 am
Online Dating
X Posted

Help White Willow navigate online dating.


and leave your thoughts as well! *wink*


Oh! And I've recently joined this group but haven't introduced myself. LOL My name is Taz, I'm 35 year old lesbian from BC Canada. Pro-Sex Feminist and thought this would be an interesting group to join. *waves hello*
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
2:45 am
I'm really glad to have found this community.

I have always been uncomfortable with the word "feminism," because it seems to be male-exclusive. Even though men can be feminists, it doesn't incorporate the needs of men.

What seems to make much more sense to me is gender equality activism -- something that will bring men and women together on the issues of gender.

I was taking a women's studies class my last year at Berkeley, and about a third of the class was made up of men, and the entire time I felt like they were getting the short end of the deal. The instructor (who was actually very even-handed) talked about how women changed in relation to men, but there seemed to be a glaring flaw in her analysis -- men are changing too, and nobody is talking about it!

I am curious to see what kind of issues are discussed in a pro-male (but not anti-female) community.
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