The Guy's Guide to Feminism

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In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside . . . but what does that have to do with men? Authors Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, two of the world’s leading male advocates of gender equality, believe it has everything to do with them—and that it’s crucial to educate men about feminism in order for them to fully understand just how important and positive these changes have been for them.

Kaufman and Kimmel address these issues in The Guy’s Guide ...

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Overview


In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside . . . but what does that have to do with men? Authors Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, two of the world’s leading male advocates of gender equality, believe it has everything to do with them—and that it’s crucial to educate men about feminism in order for them to fully understand just how important and positive these changes have been for them.

Kaufman and Kimmel address these issues in The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Hip and accessible, it contains nearly a hundred entries—from “Autonomy” to “Zero Tolerance”—written in varying tones (humorous, satirical, irreverent, thoughtful, and serious) and in many forms (“top ten” lists, comics, interviews, mini-stories, and more). Each topic celebrates the ongoing gains that are improving the lives of women and girls—and what that really means for men.

Informal and fun yet substantive and intelligent, The Guy’s Guide to Feminism illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives.

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"From sexist ads to honor killings, there are seventy-plus feminist issues explained in The Guy's Guide to Feminism--a relevant, inclusive, funny, and straight-to-the-point explanation of how and why feminism improves life for the male half the the world, too." —Gloria Steinem

"The Michael K's have created an admirably accessible guide for guys to understand and embrace the other (often more incendiary) F-word. And it's even funny. Quite remarkable. Everyone knows feminists have no sense of humor!" —Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q on CBC radio and TV

"The Guy's Guide to Feminism is the book for guys on how to be more authentic and fight for a more just world." —Courtney Martin, editor of Feministing.com

"Feminism touches everyone, everyday. Kaufman and Kimmel guide us through a conversation that is imperative in our society—and they do it with clarity and humor." —Don McPherson, College Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, now social educator

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580053624
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 608,675
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 5.58 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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