The Bystander Moment

The Bystander Moment

On October 28, the WGRC, Title IX Office, and the Athletics and Healthy Masculinity Initiative held a screening and discussion of Jackson Katz’s most recent documentary, The Bystander Moment. The film focuses on how our culture of unhealthy masculinity has contributed to the outrageous rates at which sexual assault occurs, both on and off college…

Book Review: Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Book Review: Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings: it’s a cheeky title for an elegant book. The latest contribution from Mari Ruti includes a blend of “theoretical reflection, cultural critique, and political commentary with personal anecdotes” (xxx). This combination makes for an illuminating perspective on gender, bad feelings, the consequences of consumer capitalism and neoliberalism, and the…