Some Thoughts on Intimidation Rus Ervin Funk Feb 12, 2021 In a recent discussion group that I’m a part of, the topic of intimidation came up – specifically, white folx feeling intimated by black and brown men. To be clear, this is a white discussion group addressing racism and white supremacist culture, with the goal of…
Gender matters in how we think about ourSelves and how we interact with each other; gender matters in public policy, how budgets are formed, how our organizations are structured, even how cities are designed and buildings built; and gender matters in our advocacy and activism. Gender matters in all that we do, and in all aspects of our lives. And yet, we, particularly as men, rarely pay attention to gender and the influence that gender, gender expectations and gender norms have on our thinking, behavior and interactions; and the social-cultural-political context in which we live.
Here we focus on how political, social and cultural factors are both influenced by gender, and impact on gender. We’ll also reflect on how race, sexuality, class and other factors are also influenced and impacted by these ranges of issues.