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Hi Amy!

I was doing some research on the internet about feminism and ran into a term called masculinism. What is that about? Why is there so many different definitions for it, that have nothing to do with each other? And why do some of them hate us (feminists) so much?

Thanks,

Naomi

 

 

I think that the root of masculinism is a direct assault on feminism.

It was initiated by men who felt that they were as limited by society and needed a movement to compensate for that. It was saying that men are as vulnerable as women. I don't think there is an active movement -- more like a few individuals who promote this idea, hence the many definitions.

Also, I think that it is entirely a reactionary movement -- therefore doesn't leave much space for positive change. There are other men's movement people -- John Stoltenberg, check out Rebecca Walker's anthology "What Makes A Man" that are legitimately making change for men.

Good luck,

-- Amy


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