Can Men be Feminists?

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. Please see below for the full speech, in PDF. Suggested citation: Jonathan Crowe, ‘Can Men be Feminists?’, Keynote Address, Annual General Meeting, Women’s Legal Service Queensland, Brisbane, 17 October 2013.