This photo illustrates the activity that we desperately need: more men standing up and declaring themselves feminists (pipe optional).
Most of my male friends would talk about feminism as a woman’s issue. They’d agree with things you say, and then tell you that it’s such an important cause.
But most of my male friends would never go to a feminist rally or even sign a petition. I think as men are supposed to be overtly heterosexual and ‘masculine’, there such strong stigma connected to doing something that deviates from the norm (especially with younger men), like they have to stomp their testosterone everywhere. Or maybe its because women are defensive of their territory and some feminists believe men don’t have a place in the movement.
I love seeing men talk about feminism and even seeing them at public debates and protests, and I’d never believe in leaving them out purely because they aren’t women.
London Pro-Feminist Men’s Group (http://londonprofeministmensgroup.blogspot.co.uk/) is reassuring, I’m still on the hunt for more. Do you know of any active male feminist groups? Do your male friends always talk about feminism?