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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

A New Website, Academic Journal and the birth of Male Studies.

A New Website, Academic Journal and the birth of Male Studies.

New Male Studies

I found a link to this on another blog : What Men Are Saying About Women: Kyle Lovett, Barbara Kay and the New Men's Journal..

Male Studies is something that is needed as a counter to Women's Studies, Gender Studies (the same thing as Women's studies, but just with a different name), and Men's Studies (Women's Studies for Men, or "How to learn to hate yourself and all other men").

Feminist created Men's Studies because they could see that opposition to their ideology was rising, and wanted to shut out any non-feminists from making an independent study of gender issues (free from feminist dogma and lies).

Male Studies is the first real attempt to study gender issues from a non-feminist perspective, and through the eyes of men instead of feminist women.

The first article from the journal is "Masculine Identity in a Toxic Cultural Environment". On the whole it seems to be a good piece of work. Hopefully the later articles and issues of the journal will be at least as good.

Some quotes from the article follow.

Masculine Identity in a Toxic Cultural Environment


Masculine identity has become increasingly problematic due to technological and cultural changes over the past ten thousand years, beginning with the horticultural and agricultural revolutions but gaining momentum with the industrial, military and reproductive revolutions. Egalitarian feminists have unwittingly exacerbated the problem by equating sexual equality with sexual sameness, leaving men unable to make even one contribution to society, as men, which is distinctive, necessary and can therefore be publicly valued—that is, unable to establish a healthy collective identity specifically as men. The result of this emptiness is a growing tendency to give up either by dropping out of school and or by committing suicide. Ideological feminists have thrown down the gauntlet, on the other hand, by ascribing to men a highly negative collective identity. The result of this misandry is an increasing number of men who believe that even a negative collective identity is better than no collective identity at all. No solution will be possible without challenging pervasive assumptions about both boys and men.


Boys and young men now have, at least in theory, only two general ways of responding to the emptiness of their lives. Very few are intellectually and emotionally able to confront emptiness directly, of course, so many do so indirectly by (1) trying to ignore the misandry that underlies and exacerbates emptiness or (2) internalizing it. Some try deliberately to ignore misandry along with all other potential sources of pain by resorting to unbridled hedonism and therefore succumbing to raw narcissism. But hiding from pain by seeking personal pleasure as an end in itself has become characteristic of our society in general—not only in the licentious fantasies of popular entertainment but also in the sordid facts of daily life—and therefore says little about any segment of society in particular. Others, however, unwittingly internalize misandry. And this is something that very few social scientists, if any, have acknowledged so far. The one social problem that they inexplicably fail to see should be self-evident to everyone: the toxic fallout—the pervasive ridicule, contempt, punitive attitude and even hatred—of a society that has no room for its male population per se. One way of internalizing all this misandry is clearly destructive (but also, ultimately, self-destructive). In this category are those who act up, attacking a hostile society. Even a negative identity, after all, might be better than no identity at all. The other way of internalizing misandry is clearly self-destructive (but also destructive in other ways). In this category are those who give up, succumbing to the apparent emptiness of manhood and thus abandoning an indifferent society. This almost certainly provides at least a partial explanation for the high rates among male people of both dropping out of school and committing suicide. Sociologists and psychologists have long noted these pathological patterns in young men—Michael Kimmel, for instance, has popularized the idea that American “guys” are pathological almost by definition18—but have generally refrained from attributing them to the direct or indirect fallout from feminism and the resulting collapse of masculine identity.