What Makes A Man An Instant Feminist? in Pt. 5-Gender Equality Has Something In It For Men?

Michael Kimmel, one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities presents Gender Equality Has Something In It For Everyone-Including Men at the Better Man Conference 2016.

Dr. Kimmel explains that we cannot fully empower women and girls unless we engage boys and men, how men typically engage with the idea of gender equality, and why men and women together should advance gender equality and gender partnership.

In Pt. 5 of this video series Dr. Kimmel points out

  • What makes a man an instant feminist.
  • That men don't have to change who they are to advance gender partnership.
  • That betraying your own ethics of being a "good man" in order to be a "real man" in the eyes of other men is common practice today.

Dr. Kimmel shares that men are stakeholders when it comes to gender equality and that it's " In our interest as men" in front of corporate leaders from Microsoft, Ebay, PwC, PG&E, Genentech, Hanson Bridgett, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Visa and other organizations.

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Dr. Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society, and the bestseller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.

A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Michael has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities, and high schools. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe, and he has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men. He consults widely with corporations, NGOs, and public sector organizations on gender equity issues.
Michael was recently called the world’s most prominent male feminist in The Guardian newspaper in London. He earned a BA from Vassar College, an MA from Brown University, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

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