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Gay Men and Feminism

Feminism is a social movement that advocates for equality and equity within the context of political, social, and economic areas—foremost for women but inclusive of everyone. Early feminists questioned the role of men in feminism, expressing concern that men, with their privileged gender identities within a patriarchal society, would usurp power from the feminist movement. Yet more liberal feminists have argued that not all men have equal access to male privilege and may benefit from feminism. The topic of gay men and feminism relates to psychology and gender in that it explores the sociopolitical feminist movement as well as the ways in which it has influenced gay men across different contexts to deconstruct their perceptions of masculinity and advocate for equality. To date, the discourse ...

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