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Today I Felt the Shame of Being a Man

Graham experiences what it is like to be woman who is not listened to and suppressed. He looks at what men can do to fill this gender gap.

Today I felt the pain of being a woman…

Today I felt the shame of being a man…

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We sat in the cafe, me drinking an Americano and she a Capuccino, talking about our past, feeling our way through the pain and shame of our previous lives. The partners we had mistreated and been mistreated by. The parents who had shamed us into submission, who had distorted our views of reality. Mostly we talked about how long it had taken us to understand and accept the culture of domination and suppression, the culture we had both, unknowingly, bought into many years ago.

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Surrendering To Masculine Energy

Why do you need to surrender to masculine energy? There’s no denying it; the masculine energy is intense. In fact, masculine energy is sometimes scary, from a woman’s perspective. Of course, I won’t neglect to acknowledge that many modern women won’t relate to this notion. Some may not think masculine energy can be intense or…

Jimmy Savile, Rape Culture and the Lessons for Us All

Graham Phoenix finds the term ‘rape culture’ offensive, but in hearing the British Health Secretary, this week, reporting to the British Parliament on the Savile Affair, he questions whether his being offended is valid any more. When I was 16 years old, in 1964, a British TV show featuring pop music started. ‘Top of the…

Is A Woman A Feminist, A Goddess Or A Dependent

There is a famous quotation from an unknown author, "Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich." While this is a great joke, there is a lot of truth there---at least as far as women are concerned! Men are reputed to not be emotional beings,…

Can Women Do What Men Do?

Graham Phoenix counters the ‘equality’ of Gloria Steinem. On Friday over at Good Feed,  we heard Gloria Steinem say, “We know that women can do what men can do, but we don’t know that men can do what women can do.” They are extraordinary assertions that cry out to be challenged—not just the statements but also…

Masculine and Feminine – The Future

Over the last few posts I have touched on some vital aspects of what it is to be a man and the essence of the contrast between masculine and feminine. There is a challenge that men to take up. It's to re-align their masculinity so it becomes relevant today. It's not about becoming feminine, it's…

Masculine Characteristics – A New Approach

The way for us to move forward as men is to develop our own norms based on our core masculine characteristics and our response to cultural conditioning not based on the dominant cultural norms; that is create our own personal masculinity. What is this masculinity? What are the core masculine qualities? How can we create…

Gender Stereotyping – Why?

What is really worrying in the general debate on masculinity and femininity is that people see gender identity as a battle ground. It is similar to the stagnation of the First World War and its trenches filled with soldiers facing each other and dying for a forgotten principle. There is no point to it and…

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