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35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism

On Facebook, a friend recently linked to an article called 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution. Although he liked the list, he (correctly) noted that most of the suggestions were quite academic. The friend in question, like me, is an academic, so this point is not meant to …

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Do Not Be Afraid of Feminism, Join It!

Because a lot of people still have a lot of misunderstanding about feminism, it is necessary that we explain it again and again. Before explaining feminism I wish to remember and pay my tributes to all our feminist foremothers and fore-sisters on whose shoulders we stand tall. Whatever we have …

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The Turn to Men in Gender Politics

There has recently been a ‘turn to men’ in gender politics, an increasing emphasis on the roles that men can play in building gender equality. The turn to men has two overlapping dimensions. One is a shift in cultural and community discourse regarding feminism and gender. Another is the emergence …

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Feminism and Gender Equality: How We Have Been Mislead

For someone who has been working on the issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment for a number of years, finding out that there has been a campaign against feminism by a group of women can be quite heartbreaking. The campaign “Women against Women” was posted via Tumblr with blog1 …

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Here Are 11 Simple Rules to Be Male Feminist

These are but a few of numerous male celebrities, among others, who have recently come out as feminists. Emma Watson’s high-profile #HeForShe campaign and the White House’s launch of #ItsOnUs against sexual violence have encouraged many more men to think critically about feminism. More importantly, we’re talking about why it’s …

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Feminist just need to be ‘nicer’

I keep hearing the same assertion: More men would support feminism if only… … if only feminists were nicer to us and didn’t make us feel so defensive all of the time! … if only feminists were more welcoming! … if only feminists reassured us over and over and over …

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Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept

The concept of hegemonic masculinity has influenced gender studies across many academic fields but has also attracted serious criticism. The authors trace the origin of the concept in a convergence of ideas in the early 1980s and map the ways it was applied when research on men and masculinities expanded. …

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What is Feminism for Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor, advocate, and creative dreamboat Joseph Gordon-Levitt ponders aloud how his views on gender equality went viral not once, but twice. He has some interesting thoughts to share. Take a look — at 3:45, he asks something of all of us, especially if you have a webcam on your computer! …

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Is Feminism Men’s Work, Too?

Gender inequality is a historic inheritance that an increasing number of men are disavowing. Men’s involvement in the women’s rights movement can help create better, more equi- table models for future generations of boys and girls. Full social, political and economic equality may still be a long way away, but …

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