Is a society of feminist men beneficial for advancing gender equality?

The conversation around equality, gender and feminism continues to be centered around spaces occupied by women only.

However, there's a growing need to include men in the conversation to advance the cause by raising feminist sons and developing policy that is entrench in feminist activism.

702/Cape Talk's Eusebius McKaiser (standing in for Redi Tlhabi) engaged Professor Kopano Ratele about the issue.

He highlighted that othering often alienates queer men, who occupy an inferior status in a patriarchal society alongside women.

The subject of gender and feminism that one that most people - men and women - wouldn't open up in polite company

Prof Kopano Ratele, SA Medical Research Council

Listen to the conversation below:

He said that there are different forms of masculinities that continue to benefit and often oppress men under the pressure to meet normalised [patriarchal] standards of manhood.

Hegemonic masculinity is not necessarily toxic, but in the current global order it depends on the subordination of women, queer men and the poor.

Prof Kopano Ratele, SA Medical Research Council

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