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The End of Patriarchy

The End of Patriarchy

Radical Feminism for Men

  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781742199924
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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The End of Patriarchy asks one key question: what do we need to create stable and decent human communities that can thrive in a sustainable relationship with the larger living world? Robert Jensen s answer is feminism and a critique of patriarchy. He calls for a radical feminist challenge to institutionalized male dominance; an uncompromising rejection of men s assertion of a right to control women s sexuality; and a demand for an end to the violence and coercion that are at the heart of all systems of domination and subordination. The End of Patriarchy makes a powerful argument that a socially just society requires no less than a radical feminist overhaul of the dominant patriarchal structures."

Getting Off

Getting Off

Pornography and the End of Masculinity

  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 197
  • View: 1685
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In his most personal and difficult book to date, Robert Jensen launched a powerful critique of mainstream pornography that promises to reignite one of the fiercest debates in contemporary feminism. At once alarming and thought-provoking, Gettin Off asks tough but crucial questions about pornography, manhood, and paths toward genuine social justice.

We Are All Apocalyptic Now

We Are All Apocalyptic Now

On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out

  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781481958479
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 74
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This book offers a framework for understanding our moment in history as we face multiple, cascading criseseconomic and ecological, political and cultural. It also explores our obligations of those for communicating that understanding to a wider world.

Arguing for Our Lives

Arguing for Our Lives

A User's Guide to Constructive Dialog

  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Publisher: City Lights Books
  • ISBN: 087286605X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 132
  • View: 5857
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We live in a time when public discourse is more skewed than ever by the propaganda that big money can buy, with trust in the leadership of elected officials at an all-time low. The "news" has degenerated into sensationalist sound bites, and the idea of debate has become a polarized shouting match that precludes any meaningful discussion. It's also a time of anxiety, as we're faced with economic and ecological crises on a global scale, with stakes that seem higher than ever before. In times like these, it's essential that we be able to think and communicate clearly. In this lively primer on critical thinking, Robert Jensen attacks the problems head on and delivers an accessible and engaging book that explains how we can work collectively to enrich our intellectual lives. Drawing on more than two decades of classroom experience and community organizing, Jensen shares strategies on how to challenge "conventional wisdom" in order to courageously confront the crises of our times and offers a framework for channeling our fears and frustrations into productive analysis that can inform constructive action. Jensen connects abstract ideas with the everyday political and spiritual struggles of ordinary people. Free of either academic or political jargon, this book is for anyone struggling to understand our world and contribute to making it a better place. Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. "At the moment, what passes for political debate is the bickering of two vociferous and wrong-headed parties. Robert Jensen reacquaints us with the political and social skills we'll need if we're to reclaim politics for the 21st century. This is a brave book, one that packs more wisdom in its few pages than a shelf's worth of political theory, because it's also a book about political practice. Jensen patiently, honestly, and rigorously exemplifies the highest virtues of a public intellectual."—Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System "The first date or dinner party taboo is famous: 'No religion, no politics.' Debating, discussion, engagement with ideas that matter—these are all supposed to be left to professionals, specialists who talk to each other in mutually incomprehensible ways. Meanwhile decades of advertising, sound bites, PR, filtered information, and internet trolling have numbed us even more. But we don't have to live this way. We could immediately start living in a better world, one in which every conversation was an opportunity to learn more about ourselves, others, and the precious little world we all have to try to live on together. To do that, though, we would have to re-learn how to think and talk, how to agree and disagree. Robert Jensen's Arguing For Our Lives can help us do that."—Justin Podur, Associate Professor, York University and author of Haiti's New Dictatorship (Pluto Press 2012) "Arguing for Our Lives is a crucial book for reclaiming not only the pedagogical and political virtues of critical thinking, but for securing the foundations for critical agency and engaged citizenship. This is an indispensable book for students, educators, and others willing to fight the current ongoing assault by religious, political, and moral fundamentalists on critical thought, if not reason itself, that has engulfed American politics. Everyone should read Arguing for Our Lives if they believe there is a connection between how we think and how we act, how we understand democracy and how we experience and struggle for it."—Henry Giroux, author of Twilight of the Social: Resurgent Politics in the Age of Disposability (Paradigm, 2012)

Citizens of the Empire

Citizens of the Empire

The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity

  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Publisher: City Lights Books
  • ISBN: 9780872864320
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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Maintaining political, intellectual, and ethical hope in the heart of the world's most powerful nation.

Radically Speaking

Radically Speaking

Feminism Reclaimed

  • Author: Diane Bell,Renate Klein
  • Publisher: Spinifex Press
  • ISBN: 9781875559381
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 624
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Since the late 1960s radical feminists have worked to articulate a vision of the world in which all women are safe and all women are acknowledged as human beings in their own right. Their analyses of oppression are based on an understanding of the interlocking power of racism, classism, and (hetero)sexism as manifested under patriarchy. Their projects include: Take Back the Night campaigns, establishing womens refuges, rape crisis centres, health centres, organising against pornography and developing courses in Womens Studies. The richness of the practice and the theory of radical feminism is often misrepresented or unknown. This book tells this story.

Radical Feminism

Radical Feminism

Feminist Activism in Movement

  • Author: F. Mackay
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137363584
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 324
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Feminism is not dead. This groundbreaking book advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today's modern audience that exposes the real reasons as to why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March.

The Guy's Guide to Feminism

The Guy's Guide to Feminism

  • Author: Michael Kaufman,Michael Kimmel
  • Publisher: Seal Press
  • ISBN: 1580054250
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 9873
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In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside . . . but what does that have to do with men? Authors Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, two of the world’s leading male advocates of gender equality, believe it has everything to do with them—and that it’s crucial to educate men about feminism in order for them to fully understand just how important and positive these changes have been for them. Kaufman and Kimmel address these issues in The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Hip and accessible, it contains nearly a hundred entries—from “Autonomy” to “Zero”—written in varying tones (humorous, satirical, irreverent, thoughtful, and serious) and in many forms (“top ten” lists, comics, interviews, mini-stories, and more). Each topic celebrates the ongoing gains that are improving the lives of women and girls—and what that really means for men. Informal and fun yet substantive and intelligent, The Guy’s Guide to Feminism illustrates how understanding and supporting feminism can help men live richer, fuller, and happier lives.

Gender Hurts

Gender Hurts

A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism

  • Author: Sheila Jeffreys
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131769595X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 5176
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It is only recently that transgenderism has been accepted as a disorder for which treatment is available. In the 1990s, a political movement of transgender activism coalesced to campaign for transgender rights. Considerable social, political and legal changes are occurring in response and there is increasing acceptance by governments and many other organisations and actors of the legitimacy of these rights. This provocative and controversial book explores the consequences of these changes and offers a feminist perspective on the ideology and practice of transgenderism, which the author sees as harmful. It explores the effects of transgenderism on the lesbian and gay community, the partners of people who transgender, children who are identified as transgender and the people who transgender themselves, and argues that these are negative. In doing so the book contends that the phenomenon is based upon sex stereotyping, referred to as 'gender' – a conservative ideology that forms the foundation for women's subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which would remove the rationale for transgenderism. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, feminism and feminist theory and gender studies.

Man's Dominion

Man's Dominion

The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights

  • Author: Sheila Jeffreys
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136626468
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
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In this feminist critique of the politics of religion, Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women’s human rights. The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy. Focusing on the three monotheistic religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam, this book examines common anti-women attitudes such as ‘male-headship’, impurity of women, the need to control women’s bodies, and their modern manifestations in multicultural Western states. It points to the incorporation of religious law into legal systems, faith schools, and campaigns led by Christian and Islamic organisations against women’s rights at the U.N., and explains how religious rights threaten to subvert women’s rights. Including highly-topical chapters on the burka and the covering of women, and polygamy, this text questions the ideology of multiculturalism which shields religion from criticism by demanding respect for culture and faith, whilst ignoring the harm that women suffer from religion. Man’s Dominion is an incisive and polemic text that will be of interest to students of gender studies, religion, and politics.

All My Bones Shake

All My Bones Shake

Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice

  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458780899
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 284
  • View: 8350
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Robert Jensen, a life-long activist fighting for women's rights, racial equality, and global justice, reveals with this book the emotional journey that brought him back to the church after an entire adulthood of religious indifference. Our world is perched on the verge of chaos, he warns. As political, economic, cultural, and ecological crises peak, the decisions we make are likely to have permanent consequences for our future and for the fate of our planet. In our nation, what underlies this chaos is a spiritual unrest, a stubborn conflict that has gotten in the way of understanding and slowed theological progress to a glacial crawl. Drawing on the Old and New Testaments, contemporary philosophy, common sense, personal intuition, and progressive politics, Jensen offers a full defense of his conclusion, holding its consistency up to the best of religious and secular teachings. A touchingly open memoir that is also a study of the religious debate in America, ''All My Bones Shake'' marks an entirely new communion; a way to look at religion as a tool with which we may create closer ties to all humanity and begin to create a just and sustainable society - to face with confidence the uncertainty of our lives. Both political and spiritual, radical and universal, public and very personal, Jensen's warmhearted text is a passionate testament to the potential of religion to offer sanity and stability in the face of our culture's growing turmoil.

Plain Radical

Plain Radical

Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully

  • Author: Robert Jensen
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • ISBN: 1619026791
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 228
  • View: 8992
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There was nothing out of the ordinary about Jim Koplin. He was just your typical central Minnesota gay farm boy with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology who developed anarchist-influenced, radical-feminist, and anti-imperialist politics, while never losing touch with his rural roots. But perhaps the most important thing about Jim is that throughout his life, almost literally to his dying breath, he spent some part of every day on the most important work we have: tending the garden. Plain Radical is a touching homage to a close friend and mentor taken too soon. But it is also an exploration of the ways in which an intensely local focus paired with a fierce intelligence can provide a deep, meaningful, even radical engagement with the world. Drawing on first hand accounts as well as the nearly 3,000 pages of correspondence that flowed between the two men between 1988 and 2012, this book is about the intersection of two biographies and the ideas two men constructed together. It is in part a love story, part intellectual memoir, and part political polemic; an argument for how we should understand problems and think about solutions—in those cases when solutions are possible—to create a decent human future.

Feminism, Inc.

Feminism, Inc.

Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture

  • Author: E. Zaslow
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230101534
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 205
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This book explores how girls growing up in girl power media culture understand gender, self, empowerment, and resistance.

Not for Sale

Not for Sale

Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography

  • Author: Rebecca Whisnant,Christine Stark
  • Publisher: Spinifex Press
  • ISBN: 9781876756499
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 445
  • View: 472
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As prostitution and pornography increasingly saturate our lives and our communities, they are also becoming normalised and accepted as harmless entertainment for men and as legitimate, even liberating, forms of work for women. Not For Sale brings the feminist movement against prostitution and pornography into the 21st century, showing how these industries cause grievous harm to those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and truly diverse and joyful sexual relationships. The essays collected here connect feminist perspectives on the sex industry with radical critiques of racism, poverty, militarism, and unbridled corporate capitalism, and show how the harms of prostitution and pornography are amplified by contemporary technologies of mass communication. Bringing together research, testimony, and theory by more than thirty writers and activists from different countries and generations, including a number of courageous industry survivors, the book is both a vital contribution to ongoing debates and a call to action and resistance.

Radical Feminism

Radical Feminism

  • Author: Anne Koedt,Ellen Levine,Anita Rapone
  • Publisher: Times Books(NY)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 424
  • View: 3759
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Radical Feminism

Radical Feminism

A Documentary Reader

  • Author: Barbara A. Crow
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814715540
  • Category: History
  • Page: 573
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This text permits the original work of radical feminists to speak for itself. Comprised of pivotal documents written by US radical feminists, the book contains both unpublished and previously published material.

Gyn/ecology

Gyn/ecology

The Metaethics of Radical Feminism

  • Author: Mary Daly
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807014134
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 484
  • View: 8981
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"In this deeply original, provocative book, outrage, hilarity, grief, profanity, lyricism and moral daring join in bursting the accustomed bounds even of feminist discourse." —The New York Times Book Review

Some Men

Some Men

Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women

  • Author: Michael A. Messner,Max A. Greenberg,Tal Peretz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199338779
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 2445
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What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists aged 22 to 70, Some Men explores the strains and tensions of men's work as feminist allies. When feminist women began to mobilize against rape and domestic violence, setting up shelters and rape crisis centers, a few men asked what they could do to help. They were directed "upstream," and told to "talk to the men" with the goal of preventing future acts of violence. This is a book about men who took this charge seriously, committing themselves to working with boys and men to stop violence, and to change the definition of what it means to be a man. The book examines the experiences of three generational cohorts: a movement cohort of men who engaged with anti-violence work in the 1970s and early 1980s, during the height of the feminist anti-violence mobilizations; a bridge cohort who engaged with anti-violence work from the mid-1980s into the 1990s, as feminism receded as a mass movement and activists built sustainable organizations; a professional cohort who engaged from the mid-1990s to the present, as anti-violence work has become embedded in community and campus organizations, non-profits, and the state. Across these different time periods, stories from life history interviews illuminate men's varying paths--including men of different ethnic and class backgrounds--into anti-violence work. Some Men explores the promise of men's violence prevention work with boys and men in schools, college sports, fraternities, and the U.S. military. It illuminates the strains and tensions of such work--including the reproduction of male privilege in feminist spheres--and explores how men and women navigate these tensions. To learn more please visit somemen.org

Nothing Mat(t)ers

Nothing Mat(t)ers

A Feminist Critique of Postmodernism

  • Author: Somer Brodribb
  • Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
  • ISBN: 9781550284102
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 178
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PREFACE INTRODUCTION The Labyrinth CHAPTER ONE A Space Odyssey CHAPTER TWO Nothingness and De/generation CHAPTER THREE Existence and Death CHAPTER FOUR Neutrality and De/meaning CHAPTER FIVE Lacan and Irigaray: Ethical Lack and Ethical Presence CHAPTER SIX Out of Oblivion REFERENCES PERMISSIONS INDEX

The Will to Change

The Will to Change

Men, Masculinity, and Love

  • Author: bell hooks
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780743480338
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 7018
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With the courage, honesty, and compassion that have made her one of America's most provocative authorities on modern culture, bell hooks takes on the interior lives of men and answers their most intimate questions about love. Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. In this groundbreaking book, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are -- whatever their age, ethnicity, or cultural persuasion. Written in response to the author's in-depth discussions with men who were inspired by her trilogy, All About Love, Salvation, and Communion, bell hooks's The Will to Change addresses maleness and masculinity in new and challenging ways. With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks answers the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society. She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves. Only through this liberation will they lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. Men can access these feelings by giving themselves permission to be vulnerable. As they grow more comfortable and start believing that it's okay to feel, to need, and to desire, they will thrive as equal partners in their intimate relationships. Whether they are straight or gay, black or white, The Will to Change helps men to reclaim the best part of themselves.