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  1. Jarrah Jarrah says:

    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 I usually start with bell hooks’ Feminism is for Everybody and follow up with Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel’s recent and specific book The Guy’s Guide to Feminism Now I have a new one to add to the list – one that really explores the diversity of issues and identities of male feminists and pro feminists Men Speak Out Views on Gender Sex and PowerThe 2nd edition of Shira Tarrant’s edited anthology contains 41 essays 11 new since the first edition around six themes Masculinity and Identity The Politics of Sex and Love Dealing with Violence and Abuse Masculinity at Work and Home Men and Feminism and Taking Action Making Change The insightful personal pieces cover a range of topics within these themes including masculinity in hip hop culture teaching men about violence against women sexual harassment in the US Military the problems with the “fathers’ rights” movement and explorations of sexuality and gender identityIt’s hard to narrow it down but if I had to pick my top three highlights of the book they would be Amit Taneja’s “From Oppressor to Activist Reflections of a Feminist Journey” which uses a series of narrative “snapshots” to explore the author’s path to becoming a feminist as a gay immigrant person of colour; Jacob Anderson Minshall on grappling with newfound privilege after transitioning from lesbian to straight white man; and C Winter Han on fighting racism in the ueer community and homophobia in anti racist groupsClick here for my full review as posted at my blog gender focuscom


  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    There is so much ground to cover regarding men and masculinity from a feminist perspective and this book does a good job of covering much of that territory with sincere insight from men about what it is like to live as a man while recognizing and learning about the complexities of gender and feminism


  3. Ebony Ebony says:

    hooray shira this is an accessible engaging honest collection of men speaking about gender sex and power they don't have all the answers but it was heart warming to read about their commitment to ending violence again women we need our allies


  4. Somer Somer says:

    This book includes 39 essays written by men who identify themselves as feminists They represent a wide range of masculine identities The essays forced me to rethink the whole 'can men be feminists?' debate


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    Overall a very engaging collection of stories by and about men and feminism Topics are vast but include sex pornography male privilege gaybi racismPOC and masculinity


  6. AJ AJ says:

    I read a lot of feminist books written by women so it was interesting to get a male take on gender issues


  7. Julia Lyon Julia Lyon says:

    Very thought provoking and it thoroughly explored many perspectives


  8. Rants and Bants Rants and Bants says:

    recognizing masculine privilegeSo in other words hating yourself


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Men Speak Out Views on Gender Sex and Power 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 cultureThe 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 perspectiveIn these chapters a diverse group of men reflect on growing up share moments in their day to day lives and pose serious uestions about being a pro feminist male living working thinking and learning in a sexist society

  • Hardcover
  • 295 pages
  • Men Speak Out Views on Gender Sex and Power
  • Shira Tarrant
  • English
  • 14 December 2016
  • 9780415956567