Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World by Josep M. Armengol Angels Carabi

By Josep M. Armengol Angels Carabi

Targeting worldwide examples of gender equality, this assortment explores non-dominant types of masculinity that symbolize gender fairness in pro-feminist methods. Essays discover new substitute types of masculinity by way of a wide selection of latest authors and texts, starting from Paul Auster to Jonathan Franzen.

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Some men involved in violence prevention work describe themselves as compelled to action. They now feel that they no longer have a choice to do nothing, that doing nothing contributes to the problem, that they can make a difference, and that they have strengths and skills that can help (961–962). Some men describe a changing worldview, a profound shift in their own thinking. They now see violence as relevant to their own lives and to the women they care for. They now connect violence against women to other issues of social justice or equality.

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Heterosexual men try to avoid doing anything that other men might interpret as being effeminate or unmanly. They fear that any intimacy between men may sully their sexual identity. Being conscious of homophobia and having a desire to confront it within ourselves, we decided to explore memories of what might be regarded as homophobic episodes in which we felt discomfort in a situation of intimacy with another man. Heterosexual men who are aware of sexism and women’s oppression often feel torn between their sexual desire and their awareness that their sexual behavior and expressed fantasies about women may be experienced as oppressive to women.

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