"We usually have a handout that is pretty provocative. We read one or two paragraphs and open for discussion. It works pretty well. Jason's Evert's Pure Manhood is a great one that provides short read and plenty of food…"
"Sounds fantastic. How do you set up the discussions? Do you state the topic a week in advance, or just prep things and give a bit of a talk followed by some questions for discussion?
I love the guest speakers, such a good idea!
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What a great idea, and when I get settled in a school from September it will be something I look at. How do you structure it/sell it to pupils? Each week have a topic to discuss or…"
"I doubt this would ever fly in my area unless it was positioned as a support/mentoring group for boys. I'm sure someone would complain that a club "focused on masculinity" would be too exclusive or would be a reinforcement of…"
"High School grades 9-12. Discussions get animated when it revolves around relationships, sex, etc. But usually no resistance form the boys. From some colleagues, slight grumbling but overwhelmingly positive."
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""Do we even think of feminists as real women, such that we would have to respect their opinions?"
That depends on the definition feminist. If you mean women who feel that they should have equitable rights and opportunities then I…"
"I was genuinely looking for a conversation, thinking, fool-headed though I was, that after all this time there grew a maturity in the other party that made him a person from whom I could learn. This proved to be an erroneous thought."