August 2022: Men and Feminism

What does it actually mean to be critically engaged with masculinity & how to be a "critical" man? Why do cis men actually do feminism? And should they have an opinion now or shut up? These and other questions will be addressed in August.

(no) checklist

Despite all the pitfalls, contradictions and uncertainties that masculinities work brings with it, we think that it is part of feminist practice to deal with (one's own) masculinity. However, it should not stop there! And because the question of where one sees oneself in feminist struggles, especially as a cis¹ man, is once again ...

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"Critical" cis men who end up just getting in the way

I'm such a really critical man. The kind who keeps his legs close together on the bus, takes the rubbish down, cares for family members, does little visible tasks, talks about his feelings and sometimes even cries. More even. I deal with topics like intersectional¹ feminism or sexualised violence, give workshops, try to build structures for those affected and write texts for this calendar ...

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Feminist cis Men?

Shouting loudly, acting dominant, being violent - these and other dangerous aspects of masculinity are often subsumed under the term "toxic masculinity". This suggests that, in contrast to toxic masculinity, there is an unproblematic masculinity. This is then called 'progressive masculinity' or 'critical masculinity'. Progressive masculinity is thus a form of being a man that is not toxic ...

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