Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power

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Shira Tarrant
Taylor & Francis, Dec 10, 2007 - Social Science - 320 pages
4 Reviews

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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User Review  - tmostman - 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 ... Read full review

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Very thought-provoking and it thoroughly explored many perspectives. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Shira Tarrant is an assistant professor in the department of women’s studies at California State University, Long Beach. Her earlier successful book When Sex Became Gender was published by Routledge in 2006.

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