1. shannonmou

    Spots of a Leopard: On Being a Man

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    Gender. It’s a hot topic in the global aid-working world. Policy writers scratch away for hours, drafting policies that promote gender balance in staff hiring and pay. Meanwhile, those busy on the ground make every effort to favor female beneficiaries in the activities they implement, typically viewing women as the most vulnerable of the two sexes. But, what really does gender mean? Why is it so often associated with women, entirely omitting the male sex? Importantly, how does this focus on women in the discussion on gender affect men? How has the movement to promote women’s rights impacted the lives...