Introducing Meninism

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2012/06/26 by admin

Welcome to the Meninism blog. Awkward name aside, we hope you’ll enjoy it. Our aim is to promote the discussion of feminist issues with a particular view as to what role men have, if any, in the feminist movement.

I’ve always been struck by the amount of men and women who hold feminist views but fail to self-identify as feminists and how that can be addressed. Is it through mainstream efforts like How To Be A Woman, or is it more subtle than that? And why are men often excluded from a conversation that not only affects them but could possibly benefit from their input?

This isn’t about the men’s rights movement. It’s not about the ‘nice guy’ phenomenon. It’s an effort to explore the issues surrounding the interplay between men and the feminist movement. Can any man really call themselves a feminist? Are men included in the conversation enough? Should they be included at all?

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing a series of posts that’ll explore these ideas and more. If you’d like to contribute, get in touch on Twitter at @MeninismBlog or @JosephStash, or send a brief email to jostashko(at)gmail(dot)com.

2 thoughts on “Introducing Meninism

  1. jemima101 says:

    First comment from a woman…hmmm am i womansplaining 🙂 . I am one of those who falls in and out of calling herself a feminist partially because I cannot stand the hatred of non biological women which comes from some and partly because in my more optimistic days I hope socialism can work on the problems of oppression that cut across gender boundaries.

    That said I look forward to reading the debate on here. Can men be feminists, I would say it depends who you are asking, to some radfems I am far more unacceptable than any mere male would be, a bi woman (sex traitor) and sexual submissive and masochist, To me that is about expressing who I am and the freedom to do so is a result of feminist and societal advances.

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