Tag Archives: masculine

Guante ‘Ten Responses to the Phrase ‘Man up”

Click on the link above for Guante’s performance of his work on Button Poetry’s Facebook page. Aho. ‘Man up’ belongs in the ‘just don’t say it’ category…. Thanks, Guante, and also to Button Poetry and Angie Buchanan for posting this on Facebook … Continue reading

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Bell Hooks on patriarchal violence to men

“The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on the true essence of the masculine

Lovely piece from Jason Hine about masculinity in our existing cultures, and in potentia. Try clicking on the title, but the link here has been problematic so, in case you cannot see it, here is a cut-and-paste! ‘I feel it … Continue reading

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Woven By Lidia Yuknavitch

https://www.guernicamag.com/features/woven/ Stunning piece of writing, by Lidia, weaving folk tale and metaphor around a deeply personal narrative. Don’t miss it. Two themes that comes up regularly in the therapy room and supervision at this service:- how expressive, transformative and healing … Continue reading

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When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men – Alyssa Goldstein

http://www.alternet.org/when-women-wanted-sex-much-more-men Click on the link to visit Alternet for Alyssa’s interesting browse through some of the historical and political dimensions of current cultural perceptions of gender/sexuality. Many of these perceptions are profoundly unhelpful and unpleasant:- ‘Women must be convinced, persuaded, … Continue reading

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Embodying the Dream – Toko-pa Turner

Three days after the UK election, here is a lovely gentle 7 minutes from Toko-pa, an excerpt from the film ‘Time is Art’ and part of her theme at the 2014 Synchronicity Symposium. Here she is talking about the ‘dangerous … Continue reading

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Words – Ruth Stone

Words ‘Wallace Stevens says, “A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman.” I can never know what a man sees when he looks at a woman. That is a sealed universe. On the outside of … Continue reading

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