GENDER ISSUES FROM A MALE PERSPECTIVE

Gathered together are a number of articles related to how men and boys are treated by society and the media. The articles, for the most part, concentrate on misandry, domestic violence and female violence and reflect an anti-RADICAL FEMINIST viewpoint. Although articles are pro-male, they are not anti-female.

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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Monday, May 09, 2005

FEMINISM - GENDER FEMINISM vs. INDIVIDUALIST FEMINISM


Gender Feminism also refered to as N.O.W. Feminism

This theory is based on the notion that in order for men and women to be equal (as the core of 'feminism' states), women must be granted some special privilages, and men should not be an issue in feminism.

This could be exemplified by N.O.W. publicly supporting women who wish to enter traditional all-male schools. While N.O.W. will take strong and loud stands to support that, they are silent regarding men being able to enter traditional all-female schools. Another example could be how N.O.W. is quick to support women as public icons who are victims of sexual harassment, yet offer no public support for men as pulbic icons who are victims of sexual harassment. In both instances, N.O.W. feminism encompases only women and fights to offer special privilages to women with the intent of making women equal to men.

Individualist, or Libertarian Feminism

Individualist feminism is based upon individualism or libertarian (minimum government or anarchocapitalist) philosophies. The primary focus is individual autonomy, rights, liberty, independence and diversity. Individualist Feminism tends to widely encompass men and focuses on barriers that men and women face due to their gender.

extracted from: http://www.amazoncastle.com/feminism/ecocult.shtml

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