One of the most central issues for women's prospects for equality is whether man can and will change. Changing the social relations of gender will involve changing men’s subjectives as well as their daily practices. This book asks whether this is possible. Bob Pease examines how men, who are supportive of feminism, are responding to the feminist challenge, through an exploration of their experiences and dilemmas in trying to live out their feminist commitment and resist hegemonic forms of masculinity. The book is driven by practical as well as theoretical concerns, and aims to develop strategies that will promote the process of change towards equality in gender relations. Drawing on a critical postmo

Conclusion: Postmodern Masculinity Politics

Conclusion: Postmodern Masculinity Politics

Conclusion: Postmodern masculinity politics

In the introduction to this book, I indicated that my aims were twofold: to theorize masculinities and male power in order to inform a profeminist men's politics; and to develop strategies in order to promote these processes of change. In conclusion, I will outline the implications of this research for each of these aims.

Understanding what it means to be profeminist will theoretically inform profeminist men's politics. Studying profeminist men's experiences and dilemmas, as a submerged voice within the hegemonic discourses of masculinity, will also further our understanding of the potential and limitations of men's capacity to change. Giving voice to such experiences is part of the process of subverting dominant masculinities.

Changes by women interrupt men's positioning in discourses ...

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