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Project's photo - The New Macho - www.mkp.org
CLEANS UP AFTER HIMSELF
(this is what women want)
He cleans up after
himself. He cleans up the planet. He is a role model for young
men. He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic.
He holds himself
accountable. He knows what he feels. He knows how to cry and
he lets it go. He knows how to rage without hurting others.
He knows how to fear and how to keep moving. He seeks self-mastery.
He has let go of
childish shame. He feels guilty when he's done something wrong.
He is kind to men, kind to women, kind to children. He teaches
others how to be kind. He says he's sorry.
He stopped blaming
women or his parents or men for his pain years ago. He stopped
letting his defenses ruin his relationships. He stopped letting
his penis run his life. He has enough self-respect to tell
the truth. He creates intimacy and trust with his actions.
He has men that he trusts and that he turns to for support.
He knows how to roll with it. He knows how to make it happen.
He is disciplined when he needs to be. He is flexible when
he needs to be. He knows how to listen from the core of his
He's not afraid
to get dirty. He's ready to confront his own limitations.
He has high expectations for himself and for those he connects
with. He looks for ways to serve others. He knows he is an
individual. He knows that we are all one. He knows he is an
animal and a part of nature. He knows his spirit and his connection
to something greater.
He knows that the
future generations are watching his actions. He builds communities
where people are respected and valued. He takes responsibility
for himself and is also willing to be his brother's keeper.
He knows his higher
purpose. He loves with fierceness. He laughs with abandon,
because he gets the joke.
the Mature Masculine - the New Warrior - a re-definition of
masculinity for the 21st century. By no means is this list
complete. You are welcome to come and add your gifts to this
community. --Boysen Hodgson www.mkp.org
assignment for the aspiring adept
aspects of male dominance and how it affects all our
lives. As we desire to live free from gender dominance
what would that picture look like. What changes would
need to happen? Become aware of all
activity in our own life that is effected by gender
"Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth
of the New Man" by Salvador Dali (1943)
In this painting Salvador Dali gives us a
large egg-shaped globe of the world out of which a man is
struggling to "hatch". This "new man"
is coming out of North America - the United States. There
is blood running out of the crack in the egg and the new man's
hand has England firmly in its grasp. In the foreground two
figures are watching; one an adult the other a small child.
The adult, of indeterminate sex, is drawing the child's attention
by pointing at the new man being birthed. The child is standing
as if afraid - both hiding behind and holding on to the adult's
knees. The imagery here is fairly clear. America is emerging
as the major force in the world. This new power is at the
cost of some blood (World War II). The fate of England is
in America's hands.
sure what significance can be drawn from the disproportionately
large sizes of Africa and South America on the globe. The
child - though much smaller than the adult - casts a shadow
much larger than the adult's. I get the impression that Salvador
Dali is saying, "This is what you will have to deal with."
And in a tone that is not altogether reassuring.