Oct 20th 2019 Brothers Doing Better October 20th Agenda 5:00pm Introductions (names, pronouns, one-word mood check ins) Breathing, “vibing”, eating and getting comfortable 5:30pm-6:30pm What would I like to see BDB do/accomplish this year 2020? What do we need to do as a collective to do this? (whatever it is) What exactly can I do … Continue reading BDB General Body Meeting Agenda
Greeting siblings!! Hi my name is Desmond Abrams and I'm with the organization Brothers Doing Better (BDB). And we are raising funds this fall and we need your help! BDB is a group formed with the explicit intent of healing black brown and indigenous (BBI) male -identified people by first understanding the role sexism/misogyny trans … Continue reading Fundraiser for BDB!!
“Although we are in essential agreement with Marx’s theory as it applied to the very specific economic relationships he analyzed, we know that his analysis must be extended further in order for us to understand our specific economic situation as Black women.”—the Combahee River Collective Statement, 19771 “The concept of the simultaneity of oppression is … Continue reading Black feminism and intersectionality By Sharon Smith
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 … Continue reading Against Patriarchy: 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution by Chris Crass
Dear men. This is mostly a note to straight, cis men; but also includes trans men, queer men, and all who participate in masculinity – if you see yourself in these words, this is a love note to you. Patriarchy (the system of society/government in which men hold the power and women are excluded from … Continue reading Relinquishing the Patriarchy by Adrienne Maree Brown
Patriarchal Power: The First “P” Individual acts of violence by men occurs within what I have described as “the triad of men’s violence.” Men’s violence against women does not occur in isolation but is linked to men’s violence against other men and to the internalization of violence, that is, a man’s violence against himself. Indeed … Continue reading The 7 P’s of Men’s Violence By Michael Kaufman
Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life. Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the … Continue reading Understanding Patriarchy by Bell Hooks