When he was a graduate student, sociologist Michael Kimmel realized that as a middle-class white man, he had naively worn blinders regarding issues of race, class and gender. He learned that “privilege is invisible to those who have it.” Three decades later, he lectures about the benefits of gender equality for women and men alike. getAbstract believes this witty, provocative talk will engage members of both sexes in the gender equality debate.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why recognizing gender inequality is the first step toward reducing it,
- Why some men resist the idea of gender equality and
- How gender equality benefits everyone.
About the Speaker
Sociologist and gender studies scholar Michael Kimmel wrote Angry White Men and Guyland.
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