Posts tagged masculinity
Posts tagged masculinity
bell hooks, The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love (via museumouth)
on point as usual.
Leslie Feinberg (via artoftransliness)
THIS IS LIKE, MY MOTTO. I DIG THIS SO HARD.
Joanna Bourke, Rape: Sex, Violence, History
It’s not like this mentality is news to me. It’s not. The idea that it would be is kind of a joke. I’ve been reading and writing about rape for much too long to be surprised.
But I remain profoundly disturbed and distressed. I can’t read these sentences and not freeze in my tracks with a sense of uninhibited dread in the pit of my stomach, asking myself how it is that we’ve succeeded in creating a society where some men are genuinely more terrified of being called “queer” or “chicken” than of actually being a rapist and murderer. How we’ve let violent, compulsory masculinity progress so far that it is seen as better, safer, and more admirable to violate and execute a woman than to risk someone suggesting that you might in some way be like a woman.
Agreed 100% on this commentary, yet still critics of feminism say we’re only out to help women and to take power away from men. I’m sorry, but no. This policing of masculinity, to the point that men will commit terribly heinous crimes like rape simply to avoid having their “manhood” called into question is incredibly troubling. That questioning comes, I think in large part, from this attitude that being feminine is bad, and because women have so little power in comparison, so if men start showing ANY characteristics associated with being feminine, their whole being gets called into question, and the result is heinous acts of violence to negate that questioning. It really makes me sick.
Truckers Pick up Quilting and Knitting
Kevin Abraham-Banks, a 37-year-old trucker with a shaved head and dragon tattoos, passes time at truck stops with his cocoa and knitting.
Mr. Banks, who lives in Sioux Falls, S.D., and hauls romaine lettuce between California and the Midwest, learned to knit last year after load-volumes slowed. Creating something tangible beats sitting around the truck stop “talking about who has a bigger radio,” he said. He’s finished a scarf and socks, and is working on a sweater for his wife.
“The fact that you can take strands of thread and basically make something out of it, that’s awesome I think,” he said. “It’s pretty cool stuff, man.”
I think this is kinda awesome. There’s a view of knitters being women in their older years, so I think its brilliant when it gets out that actually this isn’t the case. WE all know this, but its good to spread the news :)
Absolutly everyone can knit! It’s productive and soothing at the same time. I really love this post and the photo. You’re so cool, man! (Seriously!!!)
Vice President Joe “the BAMF” Biden (via junkyardblues)
and now I have some respect for Biden.
on a ROLL.