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Men's liberation movement

The men's liberation movement came on my radar in recent years as a healthy way of approaching the topic of The Patriarchyâ„¢

Last tended on Sep 11, 2021

The men's liberation movement came on my radar in recent years as a healthy way of approaching the topic of The Patriarchyâ„¢. It's a growing, diverse movement of people who criticize and question the surprisingly narrow boxes in which our societies tend to put men. When I got acquainted with Standpoint Theory, two things dawned on me:

  1. Unlike what I've been taught — and what I in turn began to teach myself — cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, able-minded, educated, non-poor white men do not have a monopoly on the truth
  2. Western societies (and perhaps others, too) perpetuate that misconception at the expense of not only everyone who is not a cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, able-minded, educated, non-poor white man, but also at the expense of everyone who is

I appreciate how the men's liberation movement learns from existing feminist frameworks about equality, dignity, and emancipation. Not because "finally men are learning from women", but because it opens up a conversation that I didn't think possible until the birth of this movement.

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