In this series, you will hear from six survivors of domestic violence about why they didn’t leave sooner. The stories — told in their own words — are as distinct as they are similar. One woman suffered a brutal week of abuse before fleeing. Others stayed for decades trying to make things work. Two women were shot, the bullets narrowly missing their hearts. Another endured years of incessant stalking.
We damage our young men everyday by what we call tough talk, tough love, pulling the race up by their bootstraps. See this video, then watch it with your young men.
There’s a lot of focus on how society has treated minorities and women, but what about the flip side? What expectations do we have for the males in our society and how has that shaped their development? Within 30 seconds, find out the 3 most destructive words you can say to them.
For all of us who are men who believe in social justice, who want healthy and beautiful lives for our loved ones, and who are working for positive change in the world, let us commit or re-commit to making feminism central in our lives, values, and actions. Black feminist scholar bell hooks writes, “When women and men understand that working to eradicate patriarchal domination is a struggle rooted in the longing to make a world where everyone can live fully and freely, then we know our work to be a gesture of love.” She continues, “Let us draw upon that love to heighten our awareness, deepen our compassion, intensify our courage, and strengthen our commitment.” It is time for men in the millions to take courageous action in our society to further feminist revolution.
Black men are capable of greatness beyond our wildest imaginations. But it is because of this greatness that they remain oppressed by the powers that be, convinced to embrace their own self-destruction, given pathways to either the prison or the morgue at a very early age. We have failed many of our boys by not teaching them the things they need to know in order to grow into adequate husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders. The destruction of a community starts with destroying the family. To destroy the family, you can often start by getting rid of the male. Far too often, millions of black men are marginalized and terminated before they ever have a chance to learn how great they can be.
200 men were surveyed. Some had cheated before, others hadn’t. 48% of the men that had cheated said that they did it because they were emotionally dissatisfied. They felt like they weren’t an equal part of the relationship or weren’t being heard. Men do not express feelings as women do most of the time, so this was their venting method of choice. Surprisingly only 8% of the men said that it was because they weren’t happy with their s*e*x life.
Relentless criticism of single black women is predicated on the idea that a woman not chosen as a wife is somehow defective. That is not how we view single men. (And, by the way, nearly 49 percent of black men have never married.)
Helicobacter pylori may be the most successful pathogen in human history. While not as deadly as the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, cholera, and the plague, it infects more people than all the others combined. H. pylori, which migrated out of Africa along with our ancestors, has been intertwined with our species for at least two hundred thousand years. Although the bacterium occupies half the stomachs on earth, its role in our lives was never clear. Then, in 1982, to the astonishment of the medical world, two scientists, Barry Marshall and J. Robin Warren, discovered that H. pylori is the principal cause of gastritis and peptic ulcers; it has since been associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer as well. Until that discovery, for which the men shared a Nobel Prize, in 2005, stress, not an infection, was assumed to be the major cause of peptic ulcers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new 113th U.S. Congress, which convenes on Thursday, is set to take a fresh crack at a number of old, and highly contentious, issues, such as gun control, immigration, the record debt, tax reform and the farm bill.