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== Reading List ==
== Reading List ==


* Why I Won't Be Walking in the Anti-Rape March - http://www.xyonline.net/content/why-i-won%E2%80%99t-be-walking-anti-rape-march
** Simple note that offers some reasons why men could be a great help for themsleves and others to educate each other about sexism, patriarchy, misogyny, etc.
* Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks - https://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bell_hooks-feminism_is_for_everybody.pdf
* Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks - https://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bell_hooks-feminism_is_for_everybody.pdf
** A book written specifically to introduce folks who are new to notions of feminism, patriarchy, etc.
* Men Explain Things to Me - Rebecca Solnit - https://rhet306fall13.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/men-explain-things-to-me.pdf
* Men Explain Things to Me - Rebecca Solnit - https://rhet306fall13.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/men-explain-things-to-me.pdf
* White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Peggy McIntosh - http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html
* White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Peggy McIntosh - http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html
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* Tools for White Guys who are Working for Social Change and other people socialized in a society based on domination - Chris Crass - http://www.coloursofresistance.org/734/tools-for-white-guys-who-are-working-for-social-change-and-other-people-socialized-in-a-society-based-on-domination/
* Tools for White Guys who are Working for Social Change and other people socialized in a society based on domination - Chris Crass - http://www.coloursofresistance.org/734/tools-for-white-guys-who-are-working-for-social-change-and-other-people-socialized-in-a-society-based-on-domination/
* Male Privilege Checklist - Alas! (Barry?) - http://web.archive.org/web/20131128063008/http://amptoons.com/blog/category/the-male-privilege-checklist/
* Male Privilege Checklist - Alas! (Barry?) - http://web.archive.org/web/20131128063008/http://amptoons.com/blog/category/the-male-privilege-checklist/
* Why I Won't Be Walking in the Anti-Rape March - http://www.xyonline.net/content/why-i-won%E2%80%99t-be-walking-anti-rape-march
* Navigating Consent: Debunking the “Gray Area” Myth - Sara Alcid - http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/01/navigating-consent-debunking-the-grey-area-myth/
* Navigating Consent: Debunking the “Gray Area” Myth - Sara Alcid - http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/01/navigating-consent-debunking-the-grey-area-myth/
* Men: Comrades in Struggle - bell hooks - excerpt from book ''Feminist Theory'' - https://we.riseup.net/avc/men-comrades-in-struggle-by-bell-hooks+77021
* Men: Comrades in Struggle - bell hooks - excerpt from book ''Feminist Theory'' - https://we.riseup.net/avc/men-comrades-in-struggle-by-bell-hooks+77021

Revision as of 19:51, 11 May 2015

It is especially the burden and responsibility of those who benefit from systemic oppression to work toward dismantling those very structures that enable privilege and afford domination. In feminist movement, all who are willing and able must learn and teach (listen and speak) to educate ourselves and our communities, about patriarchy and other forms of oppression. There is no solutionism here, but we must simply do something to begin to dismantle these oppressive structures, actions, and conditions that hold us all back.

Reading List

Works To Be Reviewed

Men's Reading Circle

Check back here for information about a men's reading circle that seeks to engage with these texts and each other in recognition of the necessity to dismantle patriarchy in our lives and communities. Contact Julio [juliorios at gmail dot com] or Matt [wrought] if interested in joining us.

FAQ

  1. Why a reading circle? - These texts are a basic tool for communication about histories, experiences, and concepts that may be excluded from the dominant culture. Some even approach the topics of patriarchy, sexism, mysoginy, intersecting oppression, feminism, etc. Forming a reading circle can create an encouraging environment for participants to intentionally engage with the texts, as well as an opportunity to connect new concepts with participants' lived experiences. This is a direct form of literate peer-oriented learning that is relevant in any community.
  2. Are only men invited? - It is important to respect and hold space for groups that have a shared experience to commune and find the footing to speak and reflect. Folks who identify as "men" or who have lived experience as "men" stand to greatly benefit from listening, sharing, and engaging with peers on the topics of the reading list above.