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Joseph Gelfer
Attended University of Bristol
Lives in Poitou-Charentes
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I have a new article out on GMP concluding "there are no real men, there is no masculinity"
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And the only comment is a woman trying to stuff you back into that box.

How helpful.

I don't know when I came to the same conclusion as you, but I don't see how people can look at all the ways that we define ourselves, through gender and sex, and come up with a binary, FFS. And a polarized one, at that. And somehow, that is supposed to work for everybody. And if you don't like it, well, you're just not being true to yourself...as someone else defines you.

Ugh. 
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I have a new article out about how the West attempts to shame Islamist masculinity:
If you don’t want the fallout of a confused and pathological masculinity, don't create it in the first place.
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Excellent point.
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Make art, not war (not war with art).
 
Beautiful dreamlike/hallucinatory short--it starts getting very dreamlike after about the first minute. 
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Frosty new year morning.
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Happy new year +Joseph Gelfer! 😊
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This afternoon, post-Rapture, Saint-Pierre Cathedral, Poitiers.
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Some rather seedy-looking Christmas elves at La Roche Posay.
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+Joseph Gelfer my old neighborhood was considerably less staid. These days I have to make do with superannuated hippies.
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arty :0D
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Thursday afternoon stroll: the upside of having no work on.
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Recently I've been too busy living to write, but here's something short over at GMP.
What's the real issue with masculinity and how do we go about changing it?
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This evening in the village.
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Mini dictionary from the days before there was an app for that.
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It gets better: if you drop it the screen doesn't crack, and the text is completely visible in full sunlight. Surely some angel investor should be jumping on this amazing technology.
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Cold afternoon, old movie, fire.
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I see...
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Poitou-Charentes
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Melbourne - Bristol - London - Waikouaiti - Southampton
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I coach and research in the areas of masculinity, parenting and spirituality
Introduction

AVAILABLE NOW: My Future Masculinity online video-based course.

My coaching practice is focused on personal sustainability, by which I mean finding fulfilling ways to live that can be maintained in the long term, rather than deferring wellbeing to some point in the future where life will hopefully be more manageable.

I coach three central life themes: masculinity, parenting and spirituality. I also coach writing skills.

Contact me to arrange a free no-obligation consultation to see if coaching suits your needs. Coaching is in-person in Melbourne or via phone/email/Skype anywhere else.

My books include Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy and 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse. I edit Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality. My latest book Masculinities in a Global Era was published in July 2013 in Springer’s International and Cultural Psychology series.

I am also author of the FREE ebook, The Masculinity Conspiracy.

Education
  • University of Bristol
    BA (Hons), Theology & Religious Studies
  • Victoria University of Wellington
    PhD, Religious Studies
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