Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power
Taylor & Francis, Dec 10, 2007 - Social Science - 320 pages
Men Speak Out is a collection of essays written by and about pro-feminist men. In the essays, which feature original, lively and accessible prose, anti-sexist men make sense of their gendered experiences in today’s culture.
The authors tackle the issues of feminism, growing up male, recognizing masculine privilege, taking action to change the imbalance of power and privilege and the constraints that men experience in confronting sexism. They describe their successes and challenges in bucking patriarchal systems in a culture that can be unsupportive of - or downright hostile to - a pro-feminist perspective.
In these chapters, a diverse group of men reflect on growing up, share moments in their day-to-day lives, and pose serious questions about being a pro-feminist male living, working, thinking, and learning in a sexist society.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is a great collection of feminist men writing on gender equality. These essays were meant to be personal and anecdotal, certainly not scholarly. There is a wide range of topics covered, and there are essays in particular that really stand out. My favorite essay was early in the collection, written by the man who created the film BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES. It was a fantastic essay about him filming and doing research about people of color and how as a whole women are treated. His essay was about what he observed at the BET Spring Break and what the implications of what he observed. I LOVED this book, but it's too bad that getting one's hands on a copy is not an easy task.
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Every once in a while I'm asked to recommend books or other resources for men who are new to feminism and want to learn more. I usually start with bell hooks' Feminism is for Everybody and follow up ... Read full review
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