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What can we learn from Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys?

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Meet Gareth Malone.  If you haven’t come across him yet, given that he looks and sounds like the epitome of the English public schoolboys, it’s surely only a matter of time before you do. He trained as a music teacher and choirmaster, and has made his name by going into various unlikely environments, assembling people into a choir, and getting ...

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Three cheers: UT Austin’s nursing program reaches out to men

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I’ve seen several good things coming out of UT Austin, and more good things out of Texas generally (although of course no state is perfect). Add this to the list: UT Austin’s dean for the School of Nursing Alexa Stuifbergen is actively reaching out to male students and encouraging them to sign up. This recent article gives us one of a series ...

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Teacher Nikki Suydam: “Criticism of teachers is misogyny because most teachers are women!”

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Nikki Suydam is a humanities teacher (surprise surprise) in Oregon who has just about had enough of everyone thinking that we can improve the quality of America’s teachers. I first came across Nikki’s piece because an 11th grade English teacher – a feminist – linked to it from the r/Education subreddit. Again, this drives home my recurring point that, too often, the ...

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Paul Elam interviews me about a bunch of important stuff on Google Hangouts!

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Here Paul Elam interviews me about a bunch of important stuff on Google Hangouts! Conferences, student men's issues groups, lawsuits, anger and fear in gender politics, building bridges, and Breaking Bad - this video's got it all!

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The Patrick Witt case: life-changing consequences of sex-assault allegations

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Last month I wrote a piece criticizing Columbia University Marching Band’s new policy of expelling members accused of sexual misconduct without even making a pretence of affording them due process to ascertain whether the accusation is true, or even credible.  I wrote that I was thankful that at least it was only expulsion from the band and not from Columbia ...

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Keynote Presentation: Male Students in Peril Conference, November 1, 2014 (video)

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At last, here it is: the keynote presentation from the November 1 Male Students in Peril conference at Kennesaw State University. In this presentation I cover many of the basic issues regarding educational equity for men and boys. The video above does not include the Q&A session. And I believe (unless I’m mistaken) there is another version of this video in ...

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Updated: Database of Lawsuits Against Colleges and Universities Alleging Due Process and Other Violations in Adjudicating Sexual Assault

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On April 4, 2011 the Department of Education issued its disastrous “Dear Colleague” letter to colleges and universities across the United States, requiring administrators who had neither the investigative nor prosecutorial prowess of the criminal justice system to determine the guilt and innocence of students accused of felony sexual assault, and to reach their conclusions independent of whatever the police and courts decide. Worse – the Department of ...

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Do men’s advocates criticize feminism too much?

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At the recent Male Students in Peril conference at Kennesaw State University I was posed a question (and saw it asked of others as well): do we criticize feminism too much? My answer is this: occasionally yes, but generally no. And to put it in context, we are nowhere as excessive as those who not only excessively fail to criticize it ...

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Back from the Male Students in Peril conference at Kennesaw State University

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Above: Jonathan Taylor presenting the keynote address at KSU. Conference hosted by KSU Men. Photo courtesy of Studio Brule. It’s been an incredible last week, culminating in the Male Students in Peril conference on November 1st, hosted by KSU Men (KSUM). After having taken care of some necessary things at my job and sleeping for about 12 hours, I am ...

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