Exploring masculinity

Exploring masculinity

This pamphlet explores the meaning of masculinity and its importance for gender relations, social arrangements, political and economic systems, and religious and family ideologies. It looks at hegemonic masculinity, militant masculinity, working class and bourgeois masculinity; it examines the link between communalism, fundamentalism and masculinity, and capitalism and masculinity. It highlights the negative impact of both masculinity and femininity on women and men, and suggests alternatives for transforming gender relations.