Men Who Like Feminism (MWLF) is an on-campus group at Queen’s University dedicated to combating everyday sexism through the promotion of ‘healthy masculinity’. By this we mean a masculinity that is self-aware of its gender-privilege and recognizes its role in larger systemic issues of misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, and other forms of oppression. (For those interested in learning more about these terms, visit ‘Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog’. We strive to perpetually challenge culturally-subscribed notions of what it is to ‘be a man’ (i.e. dominant, aggressive, violent, etc.), creating a supportive atmosphere to voice one’s vulnerabilities and think self-critically about one’s relationship to masculinity.
Each term we facilitate an invited-panel discussion on masculinity as it pertains to a selected topic of choice. Previous discussions include “The Man Costume: What It Is and Why It’s Important to Talk About” and “You Throw Like A Feminist: Conversations on Masculinities and Sport”. MWLF members also regularly participate alongside a number of community agencies and activists in the annual December 6th Vigil, which commemorates the lives of women lost in the Polytechnique Massacre of 1989. In addition, members have facilitated a number of workshops for various on-campus initiatives, clubs and residence groups on a range of topics including the role of men in feminism, the pitfalls of masculine gender expectations, and the perils of contemporary dating cultures. MWLF is happy to receive new requests to participate in events, panel discussions, lectures, and workshops in hopes of continuing these conversations with other on-campus organizations.
You can contact this working group directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out MWLF’s website: http://menwholikefeminism.blogspot.ca/