Nov 21, 2019
Dr. Amer F. Ahmed holds a rare
perspective on masculinity, forged by his Indian Muslim upbringing,
plus extensive worldly studies. His brilliance shines as we touch
on topics such as masculine social justice, the role of community
in initiation, and re-defining the warrior stereotype. We go far
beyond identifying the problem, and dive into solution mode.
Awareness and education are key, and as a professor and speaker,
Amer is the man for the job.
- Amer’s unique experience being raised in Ohio
with an immigrant and Muslim philosophy.
- Preparation for rites of passage is as
important as the experience
elderhood is not based on age
- Manhood begins when he declares it for himself,
and the community reflects it back.
our colonized reality, there is an over emphasis on the individual
defining this journey, vs the indigenous model of communal
construct of “whiteness” and its role in American male
- Culture is comprised of what is sacred, though
it is rapidly becoming commercialized
- Patriarchy is a misrepresentation of power,
it’s an attempt to deny the fact that women have unique
of the land and indigenous women are not a coincidence
all men responsible for patriarchy?
does a healthy masculine look like?
warrior energy is mis-represented by our dominant society, mainly
by viewing it from the purely physical perspective
- Differences between male to male intimacy
- Intellectualizing social justice movements can
lead to a disconnection.
can men do about racism, sexism, and these large cultural
creating space for men to be real with one another is
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