"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


Monday, June 20, 2011

No, Seriously: Another Space for Feminist Men

It's brand-spanking new, and we'll see what paths the folks over on
No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? venture down, but I'm excited that there are more and more spaces online for feminist men to do some of the work that men should be doing to dismantle patriarchy--dismantling that will help men as well as folks of all genders! Take a look at the bios to get an idea of what y'all have in store:
Ozymandias is a tea-addicted godless commie obsessed with bad fantasy novels, worse music and arguing on the Internet. When not engaged in a torrid love affair with the word “fuck,” she goes to college to learn about subjects that will never gain her employment and avoids writing her novel. She blogs, mostly about her vagina, at Ozymandias’s Crushing and Venting Engine of Doom.

Author, editor, raconteur, and man-about town Noah Brand is not presently wanted by the law, which is probably the most that can be said for him. When not writing screenplays or novels or editing pornography, he is known as a small-time grifter and notorious gentleman of easy virtue. He hopes to one day employ slang that postdates the 1930s.

Doctor MindBeam is a straight white American male who by all accounts is living the good life. Despite what some may espouse, that doesn’t necessarily make him part of the problem. When he’s not fighting for egalitarianism, peace, and unity, he can be found lurking in positions of grandeur and power all across America, or when he’s bored, on Reddit. He may or may not have a doctorate in MindBeamology.

Aliaras is a giant nerd. Kinky, queer, and poly, she loves thinking about things and poking at them to see how they work. She’s currently in college learning the secrets of the universe (physics). While not arguing over the internet, she blows pixels up, draws, writes, cooks, and wanders around making the world a weirder place.

Semiel is a college-age deviant whose interests include polyamory and other alternative relationships, transgressive masculinity, and really kinky sex. When he’s not doing his part to ruin the moral fabric of America, Semiel spends his time writing papers about things like renaissance magic or impenetrable German philosophers, and playing tabletop roleplaying games. While being himself a straight, cis man, Semiel considers himself a feminist and queer ally.

Marc is a gray asexual with a open mind and a love of loud music, the NY Giants, sparkly nail polish, fruity ciders (as well as any other alcoholic beverage you care to mention) and retrogameing who thinks about Deadpool way more than is humanly healthy. He would like to believe he is a gender egalitarian pro feminist who feels strongly about issues facing men. Oh, he would also genuinely like to see the phrase “man up” disappear from the human lexicon.

Figleaf is a prudish libertine who writes about the sociology and politics of sex, relationships and gender at www.realadultsex.com. He’s a stay-at-home dad, he’s been interested in feminism since roughly 1972 and in men’s issues since 1974.
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