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Want to be an ally? This page contains links to various resources about how to be a good ally.

Resources for being a male feminist or ally

It's on Us Campaign

Follow the White House's bystander intervention initiative. Take the pledge to end gender violence.

Men in the Feminist Movement

 “Today there are more men than ever immersed in women’s issues and fighting for gender equality. They are taking women’s studies classes, contributing to feminist publications, attending conferences dedicated to men working on women’s issues, and advocating against sexual violence and for reproductive choice. And they are working with women who are realizing that gender equality might be better achieved with the participation of both sexes.”

11 Ways Men can be Better Feminist Allies

 “Ozy Frantz offers 11 ways men can be better allies to women, including learning a few things about gender, challenging their female friends, and supporting a woman's bodily autonomy.”

Male Feminists sometimes Misunderstood,Overlooked

 “When people think of feminism, they often think of it as a movement solely concerned with women’s issues,” he said. “But feminism is also concerned with the way the social hierarchy negatively affects men, too. Women’s rights are human rights; feminists are merely those who spot inequality and challenge it.”

The F Word: Contemporary UK Feminism

“F-Word contributors discuss men and feminism. Although not all feminists concentrate their work on men, many believe feminism benefits them as well as women.”

XY Online: Men, Masculinities, and Gender Politics

“XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change.

The Men's Bibliography

"A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, maculinities, gender and sexualities (19th edition)

Men Stuff

“Menstuff® has gathered a list of feminist/profeminist/ and ally organizations run primarily by men to end violence and oppression of women, children, and other marginalized people. These groups represent a growing number of men who have recognized the damaging effects of living in inequality with women and with each other and choose to actively engage these concerns.”

101 Everyday Ways for Men to be Allies to Women

“I’ve compiled a list of 101 everyday ways for men to be allies to women. I must acknowledge that this post was written with cisgender, heterosexual men as a possible, target audience due to the lack of support from this group. However, I feel that many of these points are applicable on a broader scale.”

The Good Men Project

“We are a community of 21st Century thought leaders around the issue of men’s roles in modern life. We explore the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has, tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives. We write about fatherhood, family, sex, ethics, war, gender, politics, sports, pornography, and aging. We shy away from nothing. Our content reflects the multidimensionality of men — we are alternatively funny and serious, provocative and thoughtful, earnest and light-hearted. We search far and wide for new stories and new voices from “the front lines of modern manhood.” And we do it without moralizing and without caricaturizing our audience; we let guys be guys, but we do it while challenging confining cultural notions of what a “real man” must be.”

National Organization for Men Against Sexism

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men.

NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men’s lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities. We affirm that working to make this nation’s ideals of equality substantive is the finest expression of what it means to be men. We believe that the new opportunities becoming available to women and men will be beneficial to both. 

Feminist Allies

Men Need Feminism Too

Male Feminists

Equality is like gravity: we need it to stand on this earth as men and women.

Male Feminist (tumblr)

Exploring human equality and vitality in a gendered, hetero-normative world — as a man.

Voice Male Magazine

How are men adapting to new attitudes and ideas about manhood? What are men saying to one another about gay rights and homophobia? Where are men and women finding common ground in working for gender justice? 

The Guardian (Student Blog)

It's hard to call myself a male feminist at university. I blame lad culture.  Why are male students reluctant to call themselves feminists?

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