Ins Netz gegan­gen am 5.11.:

  • Are you man enough for birth con­trol? | NewS­ta­tes­man → lau­rie pen­ny stellt in die­sem inter­es­san­ten text die nach­richt über den abbruch der test von hor­mo­nel­ler gebur­ten­kon­trol­le an män­nern in den grö­ße­ren zusammenhang:

    The sto­ry of a male con­tracep­ti­ve jab hal­ted becau­se men were too distres­sed by the side effects to stay the cour­se is as dis­ap­poin­ting as it is fami­li­ar. It fits the cul­tu­ral nar­ra­ti­ve wher­eby men can’t pos­si­bly be trus­ted with tra­di­tio­nal­ly fema­le respon­si­bi­li­ties — from washing up to chan­ging nap­pies, if you lea­ve it to the guys, they’ll eit­her fla­ke out, fuck it up or both. We should sim­ply let them off the hook, and let the women get on with it, grit their tee­th though they may. That’s nature’s way, or God’s, depen­ding on who you ask. But that’s not what hap­pen­ed here. The real sto­ry is more inte­res­t­ing. The real sto­ry — of rese­arch hal­ted despi­te most of the men invol­ved being enthu­si­a­stic, and a gre­at many peo­p­le all over the world won­de­ring why the hell male hor­mo­n­al con­tracep­ti­on isn’t a thing yet — is a sto­ry of coll­ec­ti­ve cul­tu­ral resis­tance to sci­en­ti­fic pro­gress. Once again, tech­no­lo­gi­cal advan­ces that could impro­ve people’s lives are on hold becau­se we’re too soci­al­ly back­ward to tell a dif­fe­rent sto­ry about sex, love and gender. 

  • 7 Reasons So Many Guys Don’t Under­stand Sexu­al Con­sent | cra­cked → David Wong über die rol­le der durch kino­fil­me ver­mit­tel­ten män­ner­bil­der und dort posi­tiv gezeich­ne­ten über­grif­fi­gen paa­rungs­si­tua­tio­nen für die aktu­el­le dis­kus­si­on um zustim­mung zum sex