Rob Okun is editor of Voice Male, a magazine addressing the transformation of masculinity. A new edition of his book, "Voice Male - The Untold Story of the Profeminist Men's Movement," will be published in 2017. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Allegations of child sex abuse at Penn State provide a teachable moment for male sports culture–and the rest of us: Being silent can now get you in trouble. Rob Okun says the NCAA should start running teach-ins about the new game rules straight away.
A recent editorial about a domestic violence murder case in Massachusetts placed the onus on stopping this violence on women. Rob Okun says the responsibility lies with men too, and that it’s time for men to speak up.
With all the sensationalist sex scandals engulfing high-profile men in recent weeks, Rob Okun says Father’s Day offers a chance to celebrate the men who aren’t getting so much notice, but are quietly upholding their end of things.
After his daughter’s graduation, a father looks back on how she helped him find an inner well of tenderness. He also looks around at other fathers his age and sees many who are more nurturing than fathers a generation ago.
Peace-loving men need to join the women who comprise the majority of the U.S. anti-war movement. While men have an obligation to start a conversation about war, it is high time they had one about peace.
Involved fathering can be a force for good and respect for women’s and children’s rights. However, some fathers’ rights groups fuel violence and alienation. The author urges non-hostile fathers to show their abusive brothers there’s a better way.
A counselor of abusive men says this time of crisis is a teachable moment in which men must admit to their vulnerability, engage in self-reflection, and exercise a new leadership emphasizing compassion, not retribution that would claim more lives.