PODCAST: Radical feminism for men? Robert Jensen makes the case

the end of patriarchy robert jensenIn Robert Jensen’s new book, The End of Patriachy: Radical Feminism for Men, he asks one question: “What do we need to create and maintain stable, decent human communities that can remain in a sustainable relationship with the larger world?” His answer is feminism.

The book puts forth a radical feminist challenge to institutionalized male dominance, offers a historical and social analysis of patriarchy itself, a critique of the sexual subordination of women, and a challenge to gender identity politics.

The End of Patriarchy isn’t only for men (it’s actually a great Radical Feminism 101 text), but in advocating a radical feminist analysis as foundational to undoing the institutionalized hierarchy that harms people and the planet, Jensen creates a powerful argument for men to adopt this approach.

In this episode, I speak with Robert Jensen about his book, current challenges to the movement, and how men can act as effective allies.

Robert is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the board of Culture Reframed.

His forthcoming book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men, will be out in early 2017 from Spinifex Press.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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