Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics - Study Guide Feminist Masculinity Summary & Analysis

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Women left abusive relationships with men utilizing their experience and anger in their roles as activists in the feminist movement. However, it became clear that "man" was not the challenge to freedom; rather, it was the dissolution of the patriarchal system of which both men and women were victims. The conservative press consistently presented feminists as "man haters" a wedge issue they used to discredit the movement. Feeding into the nation's homophobia, the press went a step further and referred to all feminist leaders as lesbians.

The contemporary movement, however, was quick to point out that men suffered from the patriarchal system as much as women. Men were stereotyped and broadly given a sexist identity. While some within the movement welcomed anti-sexist men with open arms, others were skeptical. Were these men sincere and was it the proper message to send that the...

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