Feminism with Men: Bridging the Gender Gap
- Publish Date: 2004-10-08
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Steven P. Schacht;Doris W. Ewing
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Feminism with Men asserts that it is not necessary to experience the world as a woman in order to develop a feminist understanding or to hold a feminist vision for the future. Patriarchy harms both men and women, although in different ways, while feminism offers an ideology for creating a more meaningful and life-affirming way of being in the world. This book explores the ways men can examine and change their oppressive relationships with both men and women through discussions of the limits of gender exclusive movements, the role of homophobia in maintaining sexist structures, and the difficulty of establishing radical alliances across gender differences. There are no clear road maps for creating a feminist future, but the authors argue that feminism can only bring about the widespread social change it envisions if it embraces a full partnership with men.