The Guy's Guide to Feminism (Paperback)
Written by and for men, the ultimate guide to becoming a strong male ally in the 21st century
In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside . . . but what does that have to do with men? Authors Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, two of the world's leading male advocates of gender equality, believe it has everything to do with them -- and that it's crucial to educate men about feminism in order for them to fully understand just how important and positive these changes have been for them.
Kaufman and Kimmel address these issues in The Guy's Guide to Feminism. Hip and accessible, it contains nearly a hundred entries -- from "Autonomy" to "Zero Tolerance" -- written in varying tones (humorous, satirical, irreverent, thoughtful, and serious) and in many forms ("top ten" lists, comics, interviews, mini-stories, and more). Each topic celebrates the ongoing gains that are improving the lives of women and girls -- and what that really means for men.
Informal and fun yet substantive and intelligent, The Guy's Guide to Feminism illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives.
About the Author
Michael Kimmel is a professor of sociology at SUNY at Stony Brook. He is the author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, which was featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America, and in over one hundred radio show, newspaper, and blog reviews. His other books include Changing Men, Men’s Lives, Against the Tide: Profeminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990, The Politics of Manhood, Manhood: A Cultural History, The Gendered Society, and, most recently, Misframing Men. He also co-edited The Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities and Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities. He is the founder and editor of Men and Masculinities, the field’s premier scholarly journal, and a book series on gender and sexuality at New York University Press; and he edited the Sage Series on men and masculinities. He lectures extensively in corporations and on campuses in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and co-author, Amy Aronson, and their 10-year-old son, Zachary.
"The Guy's Guide is a fun, quick read that makes the case that feminism is as good for men as it is for women."—Feministing