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On this episode we ask, “Can men even be feminists? And if they can, why would they *want* to be feminists?” We talk about patriarchy, toxic and tender masculinities, and displays of allyship from men and boys that we celebrate.
What We’re Reading and Listening To
Ashley has been watching “We are Man Enough,” featuring Justin Baldoni from Jane the Virgin. Each episode he sits down with his friends, shares a meal, and talks about issues affecting men. The first episode is called “Why Don’t Men Talk?” about how being too vulnerable growing up led to being bullied.
Katey has been listening to Sara Bareilles’s new album Amidst the Chaos. In particular, she’s digging the track called “Armor” with lyrics like, “Let me ask a question to present day/How the hell did Eve end up with all the damn blame?”
Kindreds of the Moment
We are celebrating the E and Me podcast, hosted by friend of the pod Rev. Robb McCoy and his eleven-year-old daughter Ellie. They talk about all kinds of topics, including body positivity and beauty, life and friends, transitions. Listen to a short clip from their first episode “Body image and fitness” at the end of this show.
Stuff We Talked About
- The Difference Between Toxic Masculinity and Being A Man
- The Mask You Live in
- 7 Reasons Why Patriarchy Is Bad (and Feminism is Good) for Men
- What Happened When We Started a Feminism Club at Our Catholic Boys School
- “I Was Terrified, and I Was Humiliated”: #MeToo’s Male Accusers, One Year Later
- Why White Guys Think They’re Suffering