Essay Why Men Should Not Be Allowed Into A Woman 's Movement

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Men and feminism. Some people believe strongly that men can be feminists, while others find the idea abhorrent. Some would argue that men have no place in a movement for women, but others strongly believe that it takes the cooperation of the men to get a balanced perspective of what feminism truly signifies. This paper’s purpose is to identify the problem, and to discuss and propose ways that we as a people can solve this complex issue. Without input from men and women and how they feel about the issue and their reasons for and against it, we will never come to a conclusion, leaving the issue to grow more and more controversial. Feminism in itself has had its fair share of backlash. Once you add men into the equation; what do you get? A lot more confusion. Why? It all depends on how you see it. Some people believe that men should not be allowed into a woman’s movement. In Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity, Protas Madlala talks about the “Male Feminist Experience.” In this journal, he talks about how male feminists are few and far between and what male feminism means to him. He talks about the double-standard or the ability to be a feminist in public places while privately being a wife-beater or exploiting feminist gain. He goes on to say that “women 's oppression is unique as the victims are expected to love their oppressors.” He explains that, “for feminism to succeed as a form of emancipation, the key remedy or role-players are women themselves”. He…

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