Male feminism as oxymoron

MaleFeminismOxymoron« Even if men become part of the solution and find rewards in this role, we shouldn’t deceive ourselves that we can cease being part of the problem. »

This essay considers possible forms of male feminist knowledge and their implications for male feminist theory and practice. It seems to me that feminist insights into the standpoint-specificity of knowledges, the formation of identities within patriarchy, and the contradictory character of feminist consciousness together should provoke some wariness toward men claiming a feminist commitment.

David J.Kahane
Publié dans Men doing Feminism par Routledge, 1997

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