Tuesday, May 11, 2010
AN INTERVIEW WITH MILES GROTH
“Dads on the Air” is an Australian radio talk show that, according to its Facebook page, focuses “on the push for family law and child support reform in Australia. It also documents the history of the fatherhood movement in Australia and internationally and provides a fascinating insight into mainstream society's shifting attitudes towards fathers and fatherhood.” It is broadcast on Tuesday mornings between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon on 2GLF FM 89.3 in Sydney Australia; it is also aired on the Internet.
On May 11, 2010, “Dads on the Air” broadcast an interview with Wagner College psychology professor Miles Groth. Below is the narrative from the show’s website describing that day’s program and the interview with Professor Groth. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview itself.
Long gone is the notion that radical feminism in the twenty first century, stands for equality and social justice for women. What has become very obvious however, is the relentless push for dominance and control by today’s radical feminists around the globe.
In order to achieve their objective of total dominance and control over men in every area of endeavour, the male now finds himself under, both overt and covert attack and ridicule, on many fronts on a daily basis.
While the vast majority of thinking women are appalled at the way the character of their fathers, partners, brothers and sons are under constant attack by their radical sisters, many males have great difficulty in coping with the denigrating, demonizing and stereotyping rhetoric they are forced to endure.
This week we take a look at how the precarious status of maleness is addressed in various parts of the world. …
We next speak with ‘Professor of Psychology at Wagner College’ New York City, Dr Miles Groth, about the great need for ‘male studies’ programs to become part of the discourse in contempary society, in order to better understand males and to help address the growing problem of misandry which ultimately stands to endanger both genders.
Dr Miles Groth, was a host and speaker at the recent Male Studies Symposium at Wagner College, NY, USA: A gathering of academicians drawn from a range of disciplines met on April 7, 2010, at Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, to examine the declining state of the male, stemming from cataclysmic changes in today’s culture, environment and global economy. The live teleconferenced colloquium was co-chaired by Lionel Tiger, PhD, Rutgers University Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology, and Christina Hoff Sommers, PhD, from the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
It encompassed a broad range of topics relevant to the study of boys and men in contemporary society ranging from their roles in the family and workforce, as well as their physical and emotional health, to the growing problem of misandry—the hatred of males, an unacknowledged but underlying socio-cultural, economic, political and legal phenomenon endangering the well-being of both genders. Now the flame has been lit, the groundwork has been laid and there is no turning back.
He also presented at the two recent Australian National Men’s Health Conferences in Adelaide and Newcastle in 2007 and 2009.
His current interests include the psychology of being male, especially the experience of boyhood and the transition to manhood.
He is currently editor of The International Journal of Men’s Health and Editor-in-chief of Thymos: The Journal of Boyhood Studies. Miles says, “I would say that my major interests and areas about which I would have most to say is the status of boys and young males (35 and under) at this time in the context of a changing social setting. My expertise is psychology of boys and men and the need for male studies to understand the experience of being-male vs. the recent interest (men’s studies researchers) on behavior only. I’ll be talking about the interdisciplinary initiative of Male Studies, which as you know, I am taking a fairly large part in.”