Re: Feminism for Men

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jan 18 2007 - 08:19:10 PST

Seems to me once theory goes public, it's not beyond criticism, it's
fair game... otherwise it's special pleading, no ?

Aren't you "inscribing" Jack Sargeant here ? ;-)


On Jan 18, 2007, at 3:18 AM, Chuck Kleinhans wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2007, at 4:46 PM, Jack Sargeant wrote:
>> the problem with 70s feminist theory in cinema is that it is
>> dogmatic. it essentialises gender, normally from a psychoanalytic
>> perspective (ironic considering the phallocentric roots of that
>> discourse!). in doing so it limits engagement to a specific
>> conceptual framework that negates plurality, thus all men are - as
>> the quote below indicates - framed within a reactive negative
>> discourse.
> I always feel so much better when a man, a real man, explains what
> is wrong with feminism.

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