Men and Feminism
Published: May 2009
About the Book
There's no denying that men's involvement and interest in feminism is the key to its continuing relevance and importance. Addressing the question of why men should care about feminism in the first place, Men and Feminism lays the foundation for a larger discussion about feminism as a human issue, not simply a women's issue. Men are crucial to the movement — as fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, and friends. From "why" to "how" to "what can men do", Men and Feminism answers all the questions men need to know about how and why they should get behind feminism.
Shira Tarrant aims to show once and for all that men can be feminists too… Kudos to the author for this blame-free book that encourages readers to embrace equality—and provides precise, simple steps to get [there].
—Brandy Barber, Bust Magazine
[Men and Feminism] is brief, it’s engaging, and it doesn’t mince words in explaining exactly what feminism has to offer men, and why they should get behind it.
—Cate Simpson, Bitch Magazine
What's that? You don't think that men have been a part of the feminist movement? Oh how mistaken you are! … Tarrant does a brilliant job at showing us how we must pay attention to the plight of boys and men under patriarchy in order to bring out a more just world.
—Veronica Arreola, Viva La Feminista.com
[Men and Feminism] provides a fresh and uncomplicated view that men are also part of the feminist movement. In writing that is highly accessible and quite amusing, this book was both informative and quite fun to read.
—Noël Alumit, Frontiers
Shira Tarrant isn’t afraid to go into unexpected territory … [Men and Feminism] discusses the history of men in feminism, but also analyzes conversations about gender and masculinity while providing resources for men interested in feminist actions.
—Allison McCarthy, Womanist-Musings.com
With this concise overview of men’s role in feminism, Shira Tarrant makes a substantial contribution to the project of ally-building across gender lines… Drawing from significant intersectional, antisexist, and antiracist theory, the book is an informative introduction to feminism in general and to how men stand to gain from it in particular.
—“For Your Bookshelf,” the Association of American Colleges and Universities