Modifying Masculinity, Forging Femininity: Male Feminist Discourse and the Manifestation of an Independent Female Idenity
AbstractThis article uses male feminist discourse surrounding rape culture as a platform for analyzing the relationships between masculinity and femininity and the theoretical manifestations of each. By deconstructing this discourse with a methodology inspired by bell hooks’s writings on race, the essay interrogates the possibility that specific discussions about sexual assault from a male feminist perspective may risk marginalizing femininity. The conclusion of the article outlines a “feminist femininity” that speaks back to male feminist discourse.
How to Cite
Corso, C. (2015). Modifying Masculinity, Forging Femininity: Male Feminist Discourse and the Manifestation of an Independent Female Idenity. Young Scholars in Writing, 9, 98-105. Retrieved from https://youngscholarsinwriting.org/index.php/ysiw/article/view/132