By Aaronette M. White
Interview-based research of up to date African American feminist males.
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Donny has conducted workshops and programs for Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS), Rape and Violence End Now (RAVEN), and the United Nation’s Conference on Women in Beijing, China. His workshops address issues regarding racism, sexism, and homophobia/heterosexism. Now he facilitates local support groups for men and is the primary caretaker of one child. Tall, with a sandy complexion, somewhat thick build, and an attractive smile, Donny’s gentle strength and spiritual warmth were almost palpable.
Any attempt to limit the choices of women by men is patently wrong. I think once you understand that the place of a man in the world is no more exalted than the place of a frog, then, you have the humility necessary to challenge sexism and the special treatment that men receive. The Conscientious Objector Jake coordinates international programs for a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization that promotes peace education, human rights, and social justice. He was born in 1945 and was 51 years old at the time of the interview.
So, I think the ideal characteristics for a man would be no different than the ideal characteristics for anybody. There are so many ways to be a good person. Maleness, manhood, masculinity have all of these tightly wrapped boxes around them! ” Feminism has taught me that I should find the road that gets me from wherever I am to whoever I am. In other words, I grow; therefore, I am. Summary This descriptive chapter offers a foundation for understanding the diverse profiles of feminist Black men.
Ain't I a Feminist?: African American Men Speak Out on Fatherhood, Friendship, Forgiveness, and Freedom by Aaronette M. White