Guns, Masculinity, a Culture of Life, & Educators on the Front Line


One day about two years ago I walked into the building where I teach two of my classes and found this picture. The juxtaposition of the “no smoking” and “no guns” decals is appropriate. These are things that will kill you, kids. And our job as an educational institution is to make your life better. [Read More...]

“Why Guys Throw Bombs”


In an interview this week with National Public Radio, Mohamed Elibiary described the kind of young disillusioned Muslims that he encounters in his security consulting work: “I have never seen a female example here in the homegrown sphere here in the United States. There might’ve been a case but I haven’t read any literature or [Read More...]

When Men Kill


More than a few people and organizations pay attention to the gendered nature of gun violence, including but unfortunately not limited to what happened in Newtown, Connecticut, last week.  There, all of the adults murdered were women, and around half of the first-graders murdered were girls. From the International Action Network on Small Arms: “Women [Read More...]

Men Talk Guns: Costas, Whitlock, & Powell


These are the kinds of things I want to hear more men saying about guns and masculinity. In the days after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, and then himself, both in front of other people, we’ve been having our periodic too-short-conversations about gun culture.  Earlier this year, following [Read More...]