From the Stacks: Briarpatch


Briarpatch coverBriarpatch magazine sheds its Canadian cocoon to burst into borderless territory—“life beyond the sexual binary”—in its gender-themed March-April issue. Becky Ellis casts off home-schooling stereotypes in a discussion of feminist home-schooling, describing the progressive “community-based” learning style she’s adopted and exploring approaches favored by other progressive home-schoolers. Calvin Sandborn’s essay bombards the reader with a long list of harms traditional masculinity wreaks upon men, provocatively illustrated by Daryl Vocat’s series of found and manipulated Boy Scout drawings. And Chanelle Gallant, founder of the Feminist Porn Awards, sasses about feminism, anti-racism, and porn in a quick Q&A. “I can’t believe that feminism wasted a whole decade fighting about porn instead of fighting about things like child care and reproductive justice,” she says. “I mean, really?”

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Joel Hawthorne
4/1/2008 4:32:53 PM

I would strongly urge readers to read Mr. Sandborn's book "Becoming the Kind Father" which is a continuation of and expansion on the subject of the essay. It is a wonderful book which casts light on what ails men and offers some remedy for that affliction. It is a tremendous resource for anyone engaged in the struggle with these issues.

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