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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

Restorative Justice & Sexual Violence

Harry’s Study on Men’s Happiness

Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election Modern Manhood: The Podcast

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/
  1. Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election
  2. The Prodigal Son: The Stories of Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling
  3. Cold Takes: The Last Days of Trump?/The Positivity of Ted Lasso (w/ Jake Stika)
  4. "The Dress Code: Or the Policing of Young Bodies"
  5. Cold Takes: Gendered Role Models
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Ep 108: “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. 

I wanted to speak to John Morrison and Josh Indi Leidy from the Serious Rap Shit podcast in the US about not only the wave shift, the idea of police abolition, but also their fight to remove a Philadelphia acknowledgment of Frank Rizzo.

Articles mentioned:

BLM Resources: https://blmyeg.ca/resources

Anti-Black Police Racism Kit: https://www.bashirmohamed.com/blog/2020/6/2/edmontontoolkit

Edmonton’s Top 20 Problematic Names: https://www.theprogressreport.ca/edmonton_s_top_20_most_racist_and_problematic_place_names

Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election Modern Manhood: The Podcast

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/
  1. Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election
  2. The Prodigal Son: The Stories of Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling
  3. Cold Takes: The Last Days of Trump?/The Positivity of Ted Lasso (w/ Jake Stika)
  4. "The Dress Code: Or the Policing of Young Bodies"
  5. Cold Takes: Gendered Role Models
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Ep 107: 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. 

Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election Modern Manhood: The Podcast

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/
  1. Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election
  2. The Prodigal Son: The Stories of Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling
  3. Cold Takes: The Last Days of Trump?/The Positivity of Ted Lasso (w/ Jake Stika)
  4. "The Dress Code: Or the Policing of Young Bodies"
  5. Cold Takes: Gendered Role Models
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Ep 106: 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.

Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election Modern Manhood: The Podcast

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/
  1. Cold Takes: Porn and Masculinity, plus The American Election
  2. The Prodigal Son: The Stories of Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling
  3. Cold Takes: The Last Days of Trump?/The Positivity of Ted Lasso (w/ Jake Stika)
  4. "The Dress Code: Or the Policing of Young Bodies"
  5. Cold Takes: Gendered Role Models
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Ep 105: “Hockey has a Problem” – Hockey’s history with Racism and Misogyny

Modern Manhood Ep 105

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. 

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Ep 104: “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.

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Ep 103: 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).

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Ep 102: Our 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

 

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Ep 101: 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.

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100: “The Future of Masculinity” w/ People 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/