Feminism and Men

Although the word feminism implies application only to the feminine, many would argue that feminism has as much to do with men as with women. While the movement of feminism was born out of recognition of a dramatic inequality between the sexes, the movement has changed over time with culture shifts. Recent campaigns in promotion of a revival of feminism have specifically called on the involvement of men, such as the United Nations HeForShe campaign. Still others argue that the role of men in feminism should be limited or even nonexistent. Inequality between the sexes still pervades both the Western world and the globe—as easily seen in the continued wage gap disparity, the limitations on women’s rights inside and outside the home, the staggering incidence ...

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