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XY is a website focused on men?

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 8:40 pm Fri 27th October 2006

XY: men, masculinities, and gender politics

XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change.


  1. I’ve just read the article published on that site presented to the Women’s Legal Service in Victoria by Michael Flood. Only a lawyer could ever believe such utter bullshit. It brought to mind the recent publicity Bob Moodie, a former New Zealand Police Commissioner gave himself. He explained that he liked to wear dresses and dressed like a woman because he identified with that gender and believed that woman are the more fair sex. Bob Moodie has a PhD in law. This is contrary to reliable research that shows that woman committ crimes of dishonestly about four times more often than men. On average female reasoning also tends to be less fair, with men preferring to uphold agreements even when it doesn’t suit them. Research in both the USA and New Zealand shows that males are four times more likely than females to be processed by the police for committing the same crime and that males are also four times more likely than females to be convicted in court for committing the same crime. Lawyers like Bob Moodie probably don’t understand that the average has got nothing to say about the individual, nontheless when describing average behaviour there is a lot of academic dishonestly.

    Comment by eye of the tiger — Sat 28th October 2006 @ 12:21 pm

  2. XY says it is


    , believes their is a wide range of men’s views( with young boy toys on the cover instead of average blokes and their kids). Not promising, I’ll stick to Menz and HOEP thank you very much. Redefining men smells of social enginnering.

    Comment by Intrepid — Sat 28th October 2006 @ 4:34 pm

  3. I’ve viewed the site…it is not a site that shows understanding of the real issues facing real fathers. Nor is it supportive of the male struggle…that is to be treated as equals in society, legislation, political representation and in the Family Court.
    Intrepid is right…it smacks of social engineering.

    Comment by xsryder — Sat 28th October 2006 @ 7:44 pm

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