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Modern Manhood: The Podcast
73 minutes | 3 days ago
Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election
In this episode we talk about how porn affects how we see women and sexuality, and getting deep (no pun intended) about how other people view porn. As well, we have our thoughts on the American Election, President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. Links: https://reason.com/2018/01/11/the-performative-feminism-of-kamala-h/
53 minutes | 17 days ago
The Prodigal Son: The Stories of Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling
A lot is riding on young English soccer players to bring back glory not only for their country but for their town and club. Because not only are these players excepted to do well, they are expected to be exceptional. This is the story of the young players of England through the lens of Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling, which is a mirror to the young sports loving men of the world. To ask them, who is your enemy? And who is your prodigal son? Links: - https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54689623 - https://www.joe.co.uk/sport/man-city-pay-tribute-after-the-death-of-former-youth-player-jeremy-wisten-254000 - https://www.joe.co.uk/sport/cast-adrift-how-football-is-failing-released-academy-players-254047
63 minutes | a month ago
Cold Takes: The Last Days of Trump?/The Positivity of Ted Lasso (w/ Jake Stika)
Veronika is busy this week, so we invite Jake Stika, Executive Director in Next Gen Men(nextgenmen.ca) to talk about the upcoming American election as well deep diving into our new favorite TV show "Ted Lasso" to explain the positive masculinity in it. Links: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimelsesser/2020/10/23/trump-is-playing-the-man-card-according-to-new-documentary/#21d1e2c86ee9 https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/10/joe-biden-hunter-kiss-masculinity.html https://www.theringer.com/tv/2020/8/14/21367994/ted-lasso-apple-tv-jason-sudeikis
35 minutes | a month ago
"The Dress Code: Or the Policing of Young Bodies"
The dress code is something we have discussed before but just casually, and I just keep thinking what is the big issue with the god damn dress code, why are we spending so much time on it, and why do people have so many different opinions on it. Well let me tell you that the dress code IS a big issue, because it’s a window to how our society treats women, men, our bodies, and our decency. Articles used: https://www.racked.com/2018/7/2/17519874/dress-code-duct-tape-enforcement-violation https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/news/a44798/boys-wear-skirts-protest-dress-code/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/boys-in-several-quebec-high-schools-wear-skirts-to-protest-dress-code-1.5755570 https://noworegon.org/issues/model-student-dress-code/
82 minutes | 2 months ago
Cold Takes: Gendered Role Models
On this episode of Cold Takes, Veronika and I go into what it means to have gendered role models as we reflect how we grew up noticing gender (including school dress codes). We also talk about the death of RBG and try to gingerly walk around the controversy of the movie 'Cuties.'
32 minutes | 2 months ago
"Leaving Teaching" with Garrett Carlson
Today we're joined with Garrett Carlson from https://dudefluencer.com/ to talk about his ex career, the one of teaching and what made him leave. His frustrations which mirrored my frustrations. This will be the first of a multi part series on the Education System.
75 minutes | 3 months ago
Cold Takes: "Bro-cialist"
On this week's Cold Takes, we take a look at what is the slippery slope that can make a socialist or leftist movement unwelcome for women and people of color. We also dive into the politics and masculinity of the documentary "Boys State" https://gen.medium.com/the-lefts-misogyny-problem-3fc37eea6e0e https://medium.com/mel-magazine/advice-for-the-bro-left-from-an-og-socialist-dd45572305cd https://www.vice.com/sv/article/yvekng/how-to-spot-a-brocialist-the-guys-with-righteous-politics-but-dodgy-attitudes-to-girls https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/24/16503462/dsa-women-cumtown-chapo https://www.amazon.ca/Women-Race-Class-Angela-Davis/dp/0394713516
37 minutes | 3 months ago
"Men are from Mars": Gender Essentialism
One of the biggest pet peeves I have when I read or look at things about gender, is the amount of assumptions we make around what makes a man and what makes a woman. How many times have you heard the word or phrase: “Men’s brains are like this and they think about sex all the time or they think about being the protector because that’s how they were born to be because of their real life masculine brain.” So in this episode we’re going to find out, are men really cavemen? And why essentialism is a slippery rope Links: https://stanmed.stanford.edu/2017spring/how-mens-and-womens-brains-are-different.htm https://forge.medium.com/how-i-finally-got-men-to-talk-about-their-feelings-in-therapy-cddd48b0af4c
69 minutes | 4 months ago
Cold Takes - Mask-ulinity/Universal Basic Income
In the latest episode of Cold Takes, we'll investigate what masculinity has to do whether you wear a mask or not. As well we go deep into what universal basic income is and how it can be a project worth fighting for. Masks and Masculinity - - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/03/covid-19-masks-men-masculinity - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/politics-and-gender/article/toxic-maskulinity-the-link-between-masculine-toughness-and-affective-reactions-to-mask-wearing-in-the-covid19-era/8753DA181D76C7D59D6712C8F0C666E7 - https://www.nbcnews.com/think/video/masks-and-the-modern-man-liz-plank-on-what-covid-19-can-teach-us-about-manhood-89344581761 UBI - https://www.versobooks.com/books/1847-four-futures - https://pfd.alaska.gov/ - https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2020/05/universal-basic-income-is-gathering-support-has-it-ever-worked-and
34 minutes | 4 months ago
"Inbetween Race and Masculinity" A conversation with Abdul Malik
In the midst of the bigger conversation about Black Lives Matter, Abdul Malik sent me a message about something he has been thinking about for a while, the intersection of his culture within the ever-presence of toxic masculinity and white supremacy. The intersection of race and masculinity is real, and we’re here to talk about it. You can find Abdul Malik at abdulmalik.com or on Twitter @socialistraptor
93 minutes | 5 months ago
Cold Takes: Sexual Violence Awareness and Men's Happiness equals to doing what you love, but what does that mean?
Today Veronika has a special treat in which she will share with us some findings of Sexual Violence awareness campaigns she's learned. As well we talk about the Male Happiness Scale and what really makes men happy (Hint: It's Jobs). Research on Sexual Violence Amy R. Baugher and Julie A. Gazmararian: Masculine gender role stress and violence: A literature review and future directions Carline, A., Gunby, C., & Taylor, S. (2018). Too drunk to consent? Exploring the contestations and disruptions in male-focused sexual violence prevention interventions. Social & Legal Studies, 27(3), 299-322. https://www.doi.org/10.1177/0964663917713346 Silver, N., & Hovick, S. (2018). A schema of denial: The influence of rape myth acceptance on beliefs, attitudes, and processing of affirmative consent campaign messages. Journal of Health Communication, 23(6), 505-513. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2018.1473532 Resources on Sexual Violence SACE I am with you Jeffrey Epstien documentary Catch and Kill Athlete A Restorative Justice & Sexual Violence Traditional justice system responses don’t work for us (and we know it)https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2017001/article/54870-eng.htm Restorative Justice Difficult, but really wild TED Talk - Our story of rape and reconciliation | Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger.. Tom raped Thordis when they were teenagers….their ted talk together. https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/2019rsd-rr2019/p31.html https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/i-do-forgive-him-as-a-human-rape-victim-confronts-her-attacker-in-restorative-justice-process-1.4665519 Harry’s Study on Men’s Happiness https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-strongest-predictor-of-men-s-well-being-isn-t-family-or-health?utm_source=pocket-newtab
38 minutes | 5 months ago
"The Murder of George Floyd Pt 2" with John Morrison and Josh Indi Leidy
The Murder of George Floyd has sparked an international wave of reconsideration and doubt over many things. Many things that we may have considered as normal. The main one has been around the idea of policing. What does policing look like in the modern world? And is it broken? And do we even need it? Questions that not only question the role of one of the most established institutions that we have, but questions that break open what systemic racism looks like in the US, Canada, and throughout the world. Most importantly, I have to recognize that this has been a cultural moment that started in the US. So I wanted to speak to people to John Morrison (@John_Liberator) and Josh Indy Leidy (@Indi_SRS) about not only the wave shift, the idea of police abolition, but also their fight to remove a Philadelphia acknowledgment of Frank Rizzo.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
"The Murder of George Floyd" w/ Avry Lewis-McDougall and Sharon Ruyter
Two Weeks ago, George Floyd was murdered in the streets of Minneapolis. George Floyd, a black man whose body was treated like nothing, was killed by a police officer, while three other police officers stood by. All of this was caught on camera as another example of police brutality against black people. Ever since then, the cities of the world and especially in the US have exploded with protests, calls of action, calls for reform, calls for resignations, and calls for systemic change. I invited two people who will be able to speak on their experience living as black people here in Edmonton. We will talk about what’s it like to be black here, as well as invite them to share their thoughts about the moment in America and here in Canada.
81 minutes | 6 months ago
Cold Takes: Joe Biden/Tara Reade and The History of Social Work
Today on Cold Takes, Veronika and I talk about the Joe Biden sexual assault allegations, and the problem of partisanship within the #MeToo movement. As well, we will talk about the crappy neoliberal history of social work.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
"Hockey has a Problem" - Hockey's history with Racism and Misogyny
If you look back at the 2019-2020 hockey season, it should be really eye opening to anyone who considers themselves a hockey fan. First came the misdemeanor charge for Auston Matthews, who intimidated a female security guard. Then came the firing of Mike Babcock and then the revelation of this toxic intimidating mind games towards his younger players, then came the revelations that Flames head coach Bill Peters used racist language towards a player of color, Akim Aliu. He was also fired from his job. Then came the firing of long time broadcaster Don Cherry after his xenophobic comments. Then came the racist zoombombing of black hockey player K’andre Miller. And now the Leipsic incidents All of these incidents can be looked as isolated, in the moment, and not indicative of what the “culture” is like. And many have chosen to look at it that way, unfortunately. Another way to see this is the symptom of the culture that hockey, and dominant sports fandom creates. The toxic, racist, misogynistic culture that continues today, behind the scenes.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
"There's no such thing as Positive Masculinity" Intro to Multiple Masculinities
Ask people to define what Positive masculinity is? Well, you’ll get a variety of answers, from being virtuous to being self-reliant, but not too self-reliant; being emotionally open, being a good father, or being a good partner. It gets confusing, especially if we’re looking for examples! There’s a lot! But I get why we as men who really want to relieve ourselves from toxic masculinity want to look for what is positive masculinity. We want to be better, we want to be the opposite of toxic. At the same time, we get stuck with the definition. I believe there’s a reason for that. There’s a reason why we turn ourselves in knots. I’m here to tell you that there isn’t any labels for positive masculinity. Links: Raewyn Connell: http://www.raewynconnell.net/p/masculinities_20.html Men's Lib Discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/MensLib/comments/cvau9g/lets_talk_about_positive_masculinity/ New Masculinity Same as Old Masculinity: https://medium.com/the-establishment/meet-the-new-masculinity-same-as-the-old-masculinity-25dc5a65c7df Dr NerdLove: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqXhUwNYnYQ
84 minutes | 7 months ago
Cold Takes - Gender and COVID-19, plus discussing 'The Platform'
CW: Talk about Suicide On today's edition of Cold Takes, Veronika and I talk about the economic impacts for men and women in regards to COVID-19 and how it aligns with the genders. As well we went on a deep dive on the movie 'The Platform' (get it). Articles discussed: The Platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlfooqeZcdY Gender and The Economy: https://www.gendereconomy.org/primer-on-the-gendered-impacts-of-covid-19/ Gender Based Violence Stats - https://canadianwomen.org/blog/covid-19-pandemic-gender-based-violence/ Hasan Minhaj and Anand Giridharadas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS9CFBlLOcg
39 minutes | 8 months ago
"Aging Men" w/ the men from Men's Shed
COVID-19 affects the aging population at a greater risk than it does anyone else. Self-isolation we hear time and time again is not so much for us not to get the virus, but it’s so we don’t transmit it to the aging population who are at a higher risk to die. So for this Modern Manhood, you will hear from three aging males tell their stories of their life and the struggles they may face before we even knew about the coronavirus. Articles: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2020/3/27/21195762/coronavirus-older-people-quarantine-loneliness-health https://www.vox.com/2020/3/12/21173938/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-elderly-epidemic-isolation-quarantine
58 minutes | 8 months ago
Introducing - "Cold Takes" w/ Veronika Ilich
In this episode of Modern Manhood, we're going to start something new and hopefully something continous. A way of reacting to the news cycle and having some fluid conversations with someone who is not only a good friend, someone who came up in the volunteer space around gender about the same time. Introducing "Cold Takes" a space to talk about articles and everyday life with my co-host Veronika Ilich, coordinator for Next Gen Men. In this episode, we talk about BBC report about worldwide UN gender studies. And another report where it showed mothers being more unpleasant about little boy's emotions than fathers.
39 minutes | 9 months ago
MM100: "The Future of Masculinity" w/ voices from MensLib and Next Gen Men
For the 100th episode of Modern Manhood, I want to think about the future. I asked people from the r/MensLib and Next Gen Men community to send me recordings of what they think the future of masculinity would be like. And you will hear my thoughts on the future of politics and culture in regard to gender. As well as ponder about the end of gender. Everyday Sociology article: https://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/2018/06/the-future-of-gender.html MM100 Party!: https://www.facebook.com/events/614647642701514/
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