Amanda Pickett

Amanda Pickett

Amanda Pickett is an American gender specialist in Boston and administrator for Voice Male, a pro-feminist magazine chronicling masculinities today. Amanda promotes and advances spaces of men’s engagement in gender equality that set in motion men’s “aha” moment. By this she means the moment(s) it becomes clear that a) gender inequality is a pervasive and complex social problem, b) we are NOT ALONE in our discomfort with, and eagerness to change, gender inequality, and c) we CAN do something. She holds a master's in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College and has worked with Merge for Equality, Inc.
    • Why men?

      “I have had to interrogate masculinity, which I think doesn’t happen enough. The toxic privileges that come with being a man don’t define me, but I have to be accountable for how it shows up in my life every day.” -Tiq Milan March 1st marks the 10th annual White...
    • Questioning white masculinity in the U.S.

      Examining what it means to be a white man is not typically what comes to mind when thinking about how race and gender shape individuals and society. However, with white men making a significant difference in the US presidential election and with increased awareness of police shootings of black...
    • Boys will be boys?

      Donald Trump’s blatant misogyny has been catalyzing a shift in how we accept or reject perceptions of masculinity. This is especially evident since the release of the now infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women to TV personality Billy Bush. This tape may...
    • Police brutality, prison strikes, and …theater?

      Police brutality against unarmed black men is reaching a boiling point with recent events in North Carolina and . Possibly the largest prison strike in U.S. history is taking place in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Virginia and elsewhere. Clearly we are in dire need of conversations that bridge the “us”...
    • Voices for gender justice in South Africa

      To say that gender-based violence is a problem in South Africa is an egregious understatement. The roots of the problem are woven into the country’s historical struggle to end apartheid, its ongoing economic insecurity, and the global system of patriarchy. Men who commit gender-based violence, especially men of influence,...
    • The new normal

      Masculinity is achieved through gender violence. Certain forms of ‘manliness’ are predicated on men’s violent use of power over women and against those men perceived as weak or ‘unmanly’. This assertion of “manhood”…is perceived as normal or natural…The hierarchies that exist between men require violence to be maintained and...
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