No, silly, not for Mel Gibson to be able to read our minds! This quote comes from the excellent Starhawk, and opens a hardcore segment in the upcoming Briarpatch Magazine March/April 2007 gender-themed issue:

Feminists long for men to heal. Those of us whose lives continue to be bound up with men want to see them become whole. We dream of a world full of men who could be passionate lovers, grounded in their own bodies, capable of profound loves and deep sorrows, strong allies of women, sensitive nurturers, fearless defenders of all people’s liberation, unbound by stifling conventions yet respectful of their own and others’ boundaries, serious without being humourless, stable without being dull, disciplined without being rigid, sweet without being spineless, proud without being insufferably egotistical, fierce without being violent, wild without being, well, assholes.”

– Starhawk, “A Men’s Movement I Can Trust”

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