Friday, March 18, 2016

"Can a Man Be a Feminist?" (Buzzfeed video)

I teach Women's and Gender Studies and a course on Theories of Masculinity as part of that program. There are various perspectives on whether or not men can be feminists, call themselves feminist, use the term "pro-feminist" instead of "feminist," ETCETERA. This video sums up some of these issues, which we explore at length in my Masculinities course, as there are pro-feminist movements, pro-male movements (quite different), men who claim feminism, and men who absolutely resist it. It's an important and compelling issue, particularly because feminism is not JUST about women and is still so misunderstood and stereotyped.