Men’s Issues

Men’s Issues - Masculinity - Fatherhood


A professional organization of Men’s Issues, Fatherhood - Fatherlessness, Sexual Harressment, Journals & Magazines and others interested in the exploration of masculinity in modern society.

General Resources



European MenProfeminist Network
The aims are to deconstruct the male gender, carry out critical analysis of the modes of male domination, try to understand how macho, homophobic societies make us into dominating men, and assert our desire to live in peace without violence, without war between men and without oppression of women. English and French version.


Hayward, Fred (Men's Right Inc.)
Male Gender Bias Test 
"Feminists have long complained that ..." and Fred has all the answers from a male's point of view.


Kibby, Marj 
Cyborgasm: Machines and male hysteria in the cinema of the eighties [Moved to ...?]
Published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies 1(2) September 1996:139-46.


  • Manhood Online
    Discovering a masculinity that is protective and gentle, energetic and positive, open and self aware. There is a more exuberant and loving kind of man emerging from the old, uptight and distant models of the past - and Manhood Onlive wants to give this man a voice.
  • Männerberatung
    A Germen site on the counseling of men.
  • McEachern, Charmaine
    Bringing the wildman back home: television and the politics of masculinity
    Published in Continuum: the Australian Journal of Media and Culture 7(2) 1994.
  • Men for Change 
    A group that promotes gender equality and wants to end violence in society. This pro-feminist men's group is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Men's Friendship Bibliography
    Editor: Simon D. Pratt, King's College, London, UK.
  • Men's Movement History - WWW Virtual Library.
  • MensNet 
    Home page of the MNC (Men's Network for Change), Canada's only coast-to-coast pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, male positive network. MNC is committed to working against sexism and patriarchy in Canadian society.
  • MenSpeakUp
    A blog by male activists that seeks to call out specific acts of disrespect and misogyny in education, the media and the military.
  • MenStuff
    American resource center which serves a diverse men's community providing information on men's issues regarding positive change in male roles and relationships (including abuse, aging, circumcision, divorce, fathers, isolation, mid-life, prostate, sexuality, transition, Viagra, and violence).


Paoletti, Jo - American Studies Department, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA. 
Masculinity in American culture


  • Schwindt, David 
    Searching for the New Boy
    A thesis article on masculinity in television commercials. It explores the portrayal of gender roles in television commercials watched by children and focuses on the media portrayal of male characters and the effects of such portrayals on the development of male children.
  • Smith, Paul (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Good Boys - Afterword to Men in Feminism
    Paul Smith is co-editor with Alice Jardine of Men in Feminism.
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) 
    A division of the American Psychological Association (APA) dedicated to promoting the critical study of how gender shapes and constricts men's lives. Provides mebership information, a newsletter, archives and a nice compact collection of links.


  • The MANual - the complete man's guide to life (book review)
    A book written by Mick Cooper & Peter Baker.
  • Thiele, Andreas
    Homepage of a psychologist at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. His research is concentrated on the bio-psycho-social aspects of men and masculinities (including the aging male).
  • Throop, David R.
    • Possible Discussion Topics for Men's Groups 
      "Maybe, just maybe, something in the list will spark somebody to write down something he'd always meant to say, and send it in to mail-men".
    • [1966] What are Mens Issues?
      Throop is responding to this question: "I am afraid that I am new to men's issues and have no idea what these folks are talking about when they talk about men's issues. Is there anyone out there that can help?" In reading the anser(s) it's good to keep in mind that there isn't a single men's movement today.


  • XY: men, masculinities, and gender politics
    XY features hundreds of arcticles on key man's issues, from fathering and men's health to the relationships between masculinity, class, race and sexuality, to domestic violence. XY also includes personal stories, book reviews and links to related websites.

Fatherhood - Fatherlessness

Sexual Harrassment - Rape - Domestic Violence - Abuse

Violence between partners continues to affect almost all men, woman and children worldwide. Domestic violence is the assault, or the threat of assault, by a man or a woman against their partner. The violence can be sexual as well as physical, or it can be emotional. Partners who are being abused may also be facing economic depravation, intimidation, or covert control. Domestic violence is still primarily the physical abuse of a man against a woman; but the behavior exists across all genders and sexual preferences. Domestic violence and abuse is not a series of isolated incidents but an ongoing affair for which the abuser and the victim are always present. There is a system in this madness.

Contrary to the popular stereotype about «real men» as macho tough guys, it is important for men to rethink and work to change traditional masculinity. Men should be encouraged to take responsibility for their personal sexism as well as the overwhelming level of violence against women in our society.

  • CyberSex and CyberPorn (SocioSite)
  • Battered Men
    Information on the hidden side of domestic violence presented by MenWeb.
  • Bergen, Raquel Kennedy
    Marital Rape
    Presented by VAWO (Violence Against Women Office, U.S. Department of Justice) and MINCAVA (Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, University of Minnesota). It contains a brief legal history of marital rape, a discussion of the occurrence of marital rape, a summary of the effects of marital rape, and an analysis of practitioners' interventions with marital rape survivors.
  • Comprehensive Guide to Domestic Abuse
    Presented by Datingwebsites.org.
  • Gender-Based Violence & Harassment: Your School, Your Rights - ACLU
    The American Civil Liberties Union has created this space aimed toward gender-based violence and harassment. Explicit definitions, a downloadable educational PDF and contact information for reporting incidents are provided.
  • Gender Equity Resource Center
    Offers Educational aids and leadership programs for students. Services and resources focus on sexual and dating violence, hate crimes and the LGBT community. A site developed by the University California Berkeley, USA.
  • Male Network Association 
    A Swedish network that tries "to unite and mobilize men to accentuate the goodness in manliness and inspire men to take the lead in combatting violence and abuse by men. For the sake of women and children as wll as ourselves." The Male Network promotes gender equality and rejects male violence and abuse. The site has a Swedish, English and Spanish version.
  • Men’s Rape Prevention Project (MRPP) 
    MRPP supports men by providing them with the resources and opportunities to challenge themselves and others to end sexual violence. It believes “that rape is a choice men make to exert power over others and is, therefore, a men’s issue. As long as men continue to make this choice or to remain silent while other men are violent, rape will continue. We believe men can live peacefully with women, but to do so, we must redefine what it means to be a man.” The Project is an outgrowth of D.C. Men Against Rape, which began in 1987. The group consists of men from different backgrounds and ages who have come together with the common concern for the welfare and lives of women. They believe that violence and rape towards women is choice made to exert power. When a man commits a crime against a woman, it then becomes an issue as it reflects on men. They try to redefine what it means to be a man and to prevent male violence and rape.
  • Sexual Abuse Treatment
    An extensive amount of information on sexual offenders and abuse. It includes referral list to specialized therapists, paraphilias, theories, newsletter, victimology, and information on the new workbook. Editor: Matthew Rosenberg.
  • Sexual Harassment Issues - WWW Virtual Library.
  • Sexuality (SocioSite)
  • White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) 
    An organization of men working to end men’s violence against women. These are men who take a responsibility to urge men to speak out against violence against women. The message is clear: “Gentlemen it&146;s time to write a new code of manhood.”

Journals and Magazines

  • Culture, Society and Masculinities [table of contents + abstracts]
  • Journal of Men’s Studies [table of contents + abstracts]
    Publishes theoretical and empirical research on male experiences as specific social-historical-cultural constructions.
  • Liberator, The
    A militant magazine of the Men’s Defense Association (MDA). A good source of divorced-dads information and a good antidote from the ‘lets-hate-our-penis’ brand of feminist mens-movement. According to Rich Doyle, founder of MDA, the male of the species is under increasing attack. His mission is to defend the interests of men, in opposition to the anti-male forces and opinion.
  • Men’s News Daily (MND)
  • MenWeb - Men’s Issues: Men’s Voice Magazine 
    A comprehensive men’s issues site, not “just” men’s issues, but issues for men and women. It brings you news and events, articles and stories, interviews and poetry, men’s anger and grief, and much more.
  • paps — die Welt der Väter
    A German journal for fathers.

Guides and Link Collections

  • mannen.pagina.nl
    A Dutch link collection on men’s issues.
  • Masculinity - WWW Virtual Library.
  • Men - dmoz
  • The Men’s Bibliography 
    A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinity, gender and sexualities. Most references are from UK or Australian publishers. The bibliography is organized into 35 major subject areas such as: Men’s studies, Growing up Male, Gay men and masculinity, Men and feminism, Men's liberation, Mid-life and ageing, Divorce, HIV/AIDS. Editor: Michael Flood (Canberra, Australia). The sites was last updated in 2008.
  • Men’s Issues Page - WWW Virtual Library
    A hierarchical topical index which includes resources on domestic violence (battered men); false rape, abuse & molest (of adults and children), fatherhood and fatherlessness, physical and mental health, periodicals of the mens’s movement; rape, violence and abuse; single dad index (child support, paternity, visitation & access, custody, missing kids, divorce, alimony).

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