Can Men Be Feminists?

7 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2013

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Jonathan Crowe

Bond University - School of Law

Date Written: October 25, 2013


The question of whether men can be feminists raises a variety of broader issues. Some of these relate to whether men can have the kinds of understanding, solidarity and political commitment necessary to qualify as feminists. Others concern the role that men can and should play within the feminist movement. This talk begins by exploring some of the psychological and social barriers men face in understanding and supporting feminism. It then concludes with some practical suggestions as to how men might seek to engage constructively with feminist ideas and objectives.

Keywords: feminism, men, masculinities, pro-feminism, solidarity

Suggested Citation

Crowe, Jonathan, Can Men Be Feminists? (October 25, 2013). University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 13-08, Available at SSRN: or

Jonathan Crowe (Contact Author)

Bond University - School of Law ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229


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