How can men participate in feminism as a full and equal partner, respecting gender differences yet sharing a common vision with women for an oppression-free future? This book provides both male and female perspectives, academic insights and practical suggestions for (pro)feminist men seeking new ways to increase mutual understanding and to create cooperative efforts with feminist women.
Steven P. Schacht, (1960-2003), served as professor in the Department of Sociology at Plattsburgh State University of New York. The bulk of his research over the past 10 years was ethnographic in approach, exploring issues of gender identity and gender construction. He also served as co-editor of Feminism and Men: Reconstructing Gender Relations with Doris Ewing, and Forging Radical Alliances Across Difference: Coalition Politics for a New Millennium with Jill Bystydzienski. Steve openly and honestly battled colon cancer for five years, dying in 2003 with the same passion and equanimity with which he lived. Doris W. Ewing is a professor emeritus of sociology at Southwest Missouri State University. Her primary areas of research and teaching are race, class, gender and disability. She has been active in community organizing and has previously co-authored a book and several articles on men and feminism with Steven P. Schacht.
Chapter 1 The Stalled Revolution Chapter 2 Why Men Should be Feminists: Steve's Story Chapter 3 How Patriarchy Wounds Us All: Doris's Story Chapter 4 The Crumbling of Patriarchy: Equality as the Wave of the Future Chapter 5 Envisioning Alternatives to the Contemporary Manhood-Making Machine Chapter 6 Becoming a (Pro)Feminist Chapter 7 Being a (Pro)Feminist Chapter 8 (Pro)Feminist Parenting: Learning How to Mother and be a Positive Feminist Role Model Chapter 9 Feminist Women and (Pro)Feminist Men: Moving From an Uneasy to Radical Alliance Chapter 10 Undoing the Original Phallic Sin: Envisioning A Fourth Wave of Feminism