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

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

by Shira Tarrant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415956560

ISBN-13: 9780415956567

Pub. Date: 12/10/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415956567
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1: Masculinity and Identity. Introduction 1. Daytona Beach: Beyond Beats and Rhymes 2. The Real Slim Shady 3. The Enemy Within: On Becoming a Straight White Guy 4. Redefining Manhood: Resisting Sexism 5. Straight Guys Can Dance, Too 6. Stepping Out of Bounds 7. Hombres y Machos Section 2: Sexuality. Introduction 8. Just a John?: Pornography and Men’s Choices 9. Staring at Janae’s Legs 10. Trying to be Sexy and Anti-Sexist … at Exactly the Same Time 11. Bye-Bye Bi?: Bailey, Biphobia, and Girlie-Men 12. Darker Shades of Queer: Race and Sexuality at the Margins 13. Let us be Seen 14. How We Enter Section 3: Feminism. Introduction 15. How Two Aspiring Pornographers Turned Me into the Ultimate F Word 16. Exposed in Iraq: Sexual Harassment and Hidden Rank Structure of the U.S. Army 17. Why I am not a Feminist 18. Preaching to the Choir 19. The Starbucks Intervention 20. This is What a Feminist Looks Like 21. From Oppressor to Activist: Reflections of a Feminist Journey 22. It’s Just Common Sense Section 4: Points and Perspectives. Introduction 23. Abandoning the Barricades: Or How I became a Feminist 24. Confessions of a Premature Pro-Feminist 25. Learning From Women 26. A Tribute to my Father 27. Playground Vertigo 28. Judging Fathers: The Case for Gender-Neutral Standards 29. What’s Wrong With Fathers’ Rights? 30. Engendering the Classroom: Experiences of a Man in Women’s and Gender Studies 31. Gender in Jakarta: Lessons on Discourse and Disparity Section 5: Taking Action, Making Change. Introduction 32. Sport, Strong Women, and Feminist Epiphanies 33. Violation 34. Steel-Toed Boots 35. Men’s Manifesto 36. Breaking the Silence One Mile at a Time 37. Being a Social Justice Ally: A Feminist’s Perspective on Preventing Male Violence 38. Good Ol’ Boy: A Tale of Transformation in the Rural South 39. How Can I be Sexist?: I’m an Anarchist!

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