7 episodes

An open and honest conversation about feminism and the role men have to play within it. Hosted by Leonie Taylor and James McCann, co-founders of The Feminist Men Project, which runs workshops to engage men in the workplace on gender equality and feminist allyship.

The Feminist Men Project Podcast The Feminist Men Project

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

An open and honest conversation about feminism and the role men have to play within it. Hosted by Leonie Taylor and James McCann, co-founders of The Feminist Men Project, which runs workshops to engage men in the workplace on gender equality and feminist allyship.

    7: Domineering: Men Taking up space

    7: Domineering: Men Taking up space

    How much space do you take up? How do you see yourself in the world? In this episode, we talk about men domineering, how this behaviour fits into wider structures of violence, and ways in which we can avoid it. You can read more about being a feminist ally on our blog.

    • 39 min
    6: Why Feminism: The Pyramid of Violence

    6: Why Feminism: The Pyramid of Violence

    In this episode, we are taking another look at understanding why feminism for men is so important, what drives this movement forward and how we can make a difference. We will look at the Pyramid of Violence to try and understand how violence happens. You can see the image we discuss in the show in a blog post on the Feminist Men Project website. The books referenced in this episode are Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks and An Introduction to Feminism by Lorna Finlayson.
    Content note: We mention rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment several times, but never graphically.

    • 43 min
    Men’s Accountability: 4 Steps

    Men’s Accountability: 4 Steps

    What is feminist accountability for men? In this episode, we suggest a four-step framework for thinking about men's accountability and share our own learnings and mistakes trying to do this. We discuss the impact of men's actions and explore the complexity of topics like offering apologies.
    In this episode we mention a few key resources:
    The Creative Interventions Toolkit which has a comprehensive chapter on Accountability https://communityaccountability.wordpress.com/creative-interventions-toolkit/
    The Respect phoneline https://respectphoneline.org.uk/ 0808 8024040
    Cradle Community http://www.cradlecommunity.co.uk/facilitation @cradlecommunity
    and the Rape Crisis phoneline https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/want-to-talk/ 0808 802 9999
     

    • 23 min
    Let's Talk About Consent, Baby!

    Let's Talk About Consent, Baby!

    In this episode we start by discussing the tools at our disposal to talk about consent, what their limitations are, and what we can learn from talking to teenage boys about sex. From there we reflect on our own experiences and how the conversation about consent can involve more nuanced analysis about power dynamics and our responsibilities to ourselves and each other.
    In this episode we mention the Cup of Tea Consent video, the FRIES acronym and the amazing YES lubricant!
     

    • 35 min
    Silencing Women: Socialisation and Patriarchy

    Silencing Women: Socialisation and Patriarchy

    In this episode we delve into the societal pressures on women to keep quiet about sexual assault and how difficult it can be to speak up when something bad has happened or is happening with an intimate partner.
    We also discuss the gendered dynamics of talking about these events after the fact, and how we might support ourselves or friends of ours who have experienced it.
    In this episode we talk about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Letter to Ijeawele. 
     

    • 29 min
    Men and Relationships: The Man Box and Attachment Styles

    Men and Relationships: The Man Box and Attachment Styles

    In this second episode we are taking a quick tour of attachment theory via the Man Box — the unwritten and unspoken codes of behaviour which society expects of men.
    We draw from Nora Samaran’s brilliant article on men, relationships, rape culture and what she calls ‘nurturance culture’.
    This is now available in a longer form as a book.

    • 27 min

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Fantastic listen

I love this podcast so much. Really accessible for anyone at any level on their journey of feminism. I also get a lot out of the way the hosts interact and share.

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