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ESTABLISHING MEN'S STUDIES DEPARTMENTS IN AMERICA'S ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS: IS IT NECESSARY?

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Women’s Movement spawned the development of Women’s Studies Programs in America’s colleges and universities. The establishment of Women’s Studies Programs in American academic institutions has helped to empower women, address their unique health issues and needs, and transform the manner in which they are perceived by society and the manner in which they perceive themselves. Nearly every college and university in the United States has a Women’s Studies Department and some form of a Women’s Studies curriculum. Women’s Studies has been cited as an agent of change for Women by Mr. Dan Pence in his essay, “A Woman’s Studies Course: Its Impact On Women’s Attitudes Toward Men And Masculinity”, published in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal (Volume 4, Autumn 1992, pp. 321-335) by The John Hopkins University Press. Pence went so far as to say that becoming an agent of change was, in fact, the goal of Women’s Studies Programs. No on…
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THE REAL RAP: POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS . . . WHO DEFINES IT? PART I: MESSRS. CARL S. DANIELS AND SEAN K. DAVIS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and Harvard University estimated that about 30% of inner-city children are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, an illness commonly associated with soldiers who have returned home from war.Seldom do we view it from genetically evolved or environmentally influenced (Nature vs. Nurture) perspectives.


In the field of psychology, these two schools of thought represent a long standing discussion and debate regarding human development.On one hand, are those who believe that human beings are fundamentally created to be the way they are by nature.On the other hand, are those who believe that our development in a specific situation or environment, especially during early childhood, is the main thing which determines the type of personality, social skills, and social problems that we will evidence throughout our lives.For most people, it would be a natural inclination to lean towards nature concerning mental health disorders. While in…

MASCULINE PSYCHOLOGY AND MEN'S ISSUES THOUGHT LEADERS HEADLINE 4 JUNE 2017 CATHARTIC, STRAIGHT NO-CHASER DIALOGUE ON MEN'S PSYCHOLOGICAL, SPIRITUAL, AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

CONTACT: USA International Men’s Day Team

E-Mail:insearchoffatherhood@gmail.com

AUSTIN, TEXAS (USA) – 19 May 2017 – What role does the psychological, spiritual, and emotional trauma suffered by a Man during his journey from childhood to adulthoodplay in his relationships with his wife or girlfriend, children, neighbors, and co-workers; his ability to live a purpose-driven, physically and mentally healthy, happy, and long life; career choices; and parenting style?How does a Man’s “Mother Wound” or “Father Wound” impact his emotional intelligence?What do Women need to know about Men and their emotional, psychological, and spiritual health and what role can and should Women play in helping Men heal emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically?These questions are just a sample of the issues and questions that will be explored in a “straight-no-chaser”, cathartic, and solutions-oriented dialogue on Sunday, 4 June 2017 from 2:00 P.M. (E.D.T.) through 4:00 P.M. (E.D.T.) in a National Teleconfe…

2016 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY: ADDRESSING THE PROVERBIAL "ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM": THE GLOBAL MALE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

For far too long, the Male Mental Health Crisis has been allowed to become the proverbial “elephant in the room”.  The rate of suicides among Men and Boys has risen exponentially.   In over 99% of the nations where suicide deaths occur, the majority of the souls committing suicide are Men and Boys.  In the United Kingdom, for example, men are nearly four times more likely to kill themselves with 13 men dying from suicide every day.  Approximately 42,773 Americans commit suicide annually and 77% of these suicides are committed by Men.  In Trinidad and Tobago, the suicide rate is higher than the global average with Men accounting for 76% of suicides in that nation. These heart wrenching and startling statistics moved Global and Regional Coordinators for International Men’s Day to issue a “Call To Action”  by adopting the theme of “Talk About Male Suicide” for 2016 International Men’s Day.   Inaugurated in 1999 by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D. in Trinidad and Tobago, Interna…

FOURTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR MEN AND BOYS TO BE OBSERVED ON 5 NOVEMBER 2017

. . . TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES . . .
Each soul is connected to another soul.On this space and place we occupy andto which the name “Planet Earth” has been affixed, there exists 7.5 billion souls who are connected to one another. Out of these 7.5 billion souls, approximately 3.6. billion souls are males – Men and Boys-- Homeless Men and Boys, Incarcerated Men, Married Men, Divorced Men, Single Men; Men who are Fathers, physically and mentally disabled Men and Boys; Men and Boys who live in poverty; Men and Boys who are Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and agnostics; Men and Boys who are poor or rich, educated or uneducated; Men and Boys of diverse ethnicities; and Men and Boys who speak different languages – French, Urdu, Spanish, English, Portugese, Swahili, Xhosa, Arabic, Gaelic, German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi/Lahnda. The experiences of these souls -- Men and Boys -- are as diverse as their ages, levels of education, socio-ec…

PREPARING AND WAITING: JEROME TEELUCKSINGH, Ph.D.

Concerned and callous citizens stare at giant birds bearing rotten eggs and gloom.

The theatrics begin as short-range and long-range missiles clash; prototypes become alive and take flight.
Nervous leaders await global fall-out, crews clean underground bunkers and silos;
wondering about impact of a megaton,
fearing detonation and ionizing radiation.
Strategic air command prepares for the final countdown and untold damage.
The counterforce and scientists pontificate over satellite image. Dregs of war
part of the testament of gore.
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Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D. is a Gender Issues Thought Leader, Founder of International Men's Day (www.imd-global.org) which is observed in 81 nations throughout our global village, faculty member in the History Department at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, Contributing Editor to IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R), a prolific author and poet.

STORY OF THE BULLET: JEROME TEELUCKSINGH, Ph.D.

See that bloody bullet, it took life from an innocent child;
Blame that bullet for police seizing an innocent gun. See that bullet, it created widows and widowers; point fingers at that bullet for making the artist produce sorrowful tones. Hide from that cruel bullet seeking to destroy a nation’s precious young flowers. See that bullet chasing an animal in the wild; run from that bullet, it helped build those premature tombstones. How we wish the cursed bullet had missed all its targets so the darkness would be replaced by the sun. ___ Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D. is a Gender Issues Thought leader, founder of International Men's Day which is observed in 81 nations throughout our global village,  faculty member in the history department of the university of west indies in Trinidad and Tobago, contributing editor to in search of fatherhood(r), a proflic author and poet. -->