The Guy's Guide to Feminism

The Guy's Guide to Feminism

by Michael Kaufman, Michael Kimmel
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 to Feminism. Hip and accessible, it contains nearly a hundred entries—from “Autonomy” to “Zero”—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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580054256
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

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Michael Kaufman is an educator and writer focused on engaging men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women. His work with the United Nations, numerous government and non-governmental organizations, and on university campuses has taken him to fifty countries. He is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women, and the author/editor of six books on gender issues, democracy, and development studies, including Theorizing Masculinities and Cracking the Armor: Power, Pain and the Lives of Men. He is also the author of the award-winning novel The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars. Married with two children, Kaufman lives in Toronto, Canada.

Michael Kimmel is a professor of sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook. He is the author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, which was featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America, and in over one hundred radio show, newspaper, and blog reviews. His other books include Changing Men, Men’s Lives, Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990, The Politics of Manhood, Manhood: A Cultural History, The Gendered Society, and, most recently, Misframing Men. He also co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities and Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities. He is the founder and editor of Men and Masculinities, the field’s premier scholarly journal, and a book series on gender and sexuality at New York University Press; and he edited the Sage Series on men and masculinities. He lectures extensively in corporations and on campuses in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and co-author, Amy Aronson, and their 10-year-old son, Zachary.

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