Men & Feminism

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Men & Feminism

  1. 1. Men & Feminism and overview issues
  2. 2. <ul><li>Men have taken part in significant cultural and political responses to feminism in each 'wave' of the movement </li></ul><ul><li>antifeminist, </li></ul><ul><li>masculinist, </li></ul><ul><li>pro-feminist </li></ul><ul><li>Each group takes a different look at mascuslinity and its approach to feminism </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pro-feminist <ul><li>Male groups who fully side with feminist arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Plato suggests an ‘ideal’ state in which women would receive equal education and opportunities to participate in activities of the state, </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mens Liberation Movement <ul><li>Men’ liberation movement began in the early 1970s as consciousness-raising groups to help men free themselves from the limits of sex roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrapment in their fixed role as the breadwinner of the nuclear family and the taboo against men expressing emotions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Masculinist <ul><li>Men to re-establish a more traditional masculine ideal in order to prevent the feminization of society </li></ul><ul><li>Men have been hurt by feminist advances </li></ul><ul><li>Boy Scouts, YMCA </li></ul>
  6. 6. Anti Feminist <ul><li>Male antifeminism is often incorrectly, equated with male chauvinism. </li></ul><ul><li>Male Rights - men, not women, were the true victims of gender oppression </li></ul><ul><li>Burden of traditional male breadwinner role, shorter life expectancy, inequalities in divorce issues, custody laws, and abortion rights </li></ul>
  7. 7. Backlash against Feminism <ul><li>Many young woman today dismiss feminist ideals </li></ul><ul><li>Role models such as Paris Hilton, Katie Price and loads of celebs portray anti-feminist approach in their own representation </li></ul><ul><li>Are they dressing for themselves or men? </li></ul><ul><li>This is post feminist thinking </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Feminism is involved with the study of representations – how feminism is used as a critical approach to the analysis of culture </li></ul><ul><li>Is the internet a liberating force or another site of oppression via pornography? </li></ul><ul><li>Is suburbia a reflection of the separation of home from work, women from the world of work ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is architecture a reflection of male ego? </li></ul><ul><li>How are women shown in media? </li></ul><ul><li>How does language define gender roles? </li></ul>

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