"The women of Bikini Kill let guitarist Billy Karren be in their feminist punk band, but only if he's willing to just "do some shit." Being a feminist dude is like that. We may ask you to "do some shit" for the band, but you don't get to be Kathleen Hannah."--@heatherurehere

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Call For Contributers

We'd like to formally invite anybody who would like to be a part of Feminist Allies to get in contact with us. You may want to just submit a post from time to time. You may want to inundate everybody with your frequent blurbs o' wisdom about all things pro-feminism. Perhaps you just like to comment, but your comments get pretty long? Cross-post something related to men and feminism from your own blog?--fine with us.

Just email us, or leave a comment and let us know a little bit about what you'd like to write about. Send a link to a post you have, or a sample of something you might like to say.

This groupblog is still in its initial stages of forming, so we don't have a lot of hard-and-fast rules about what counts as something that can be talked about here, but in general what we want is stuff pertaining to men who are feminists, who embrace feminist theory and feminist action. Maybe we want stuff that there isn't room for in other feminist blogs, because it pertains more to the concerns men-as-feminists have than to the concerns that women-as-feminists have.

Feminism is a pretty big tent, but it doesn't include the so-called 'feminists' who are MRA's, who question basic concepts such as "we live in a patriarchy, and patriarchy is bad." MRA's have every right to voice their opinions on their own blogs...this isn't the forum for them.

So whether you just want to say a few words or write a treatise or two, post a comment or email us at: feministallies-authors(at)memethief(dot)com.

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