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Engaging men and boys in gender justice through pro-feminist podcasts: Potential benefits, challenges, and risks

McInerney, W.W.; Burrell, S.R.

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W.W. McInerney



Abstract

This article explores pro-feminist podcasting as an emergent approach to engaging men and boys in gender justice. In recent years, an increasing number of podcasts have surfaced which implicitly or explicitly espouse pro-feminist praxis. However, scholarship in this area remains underexamined. This article seeks to move the literature forward by 1) situating pro-feminist podcasting within the wider multi-disciplinary literatures on critical podcasting pedagogies; 2) sharing examples from the current landscape of English-language pro-feminist podcasts; and 3) discussing the potential benefits, challenges, and risks of this approach. In doing so, this article considers how pro-feminist podcasts have the potential to expand men’s engagement efforts to wider audiences, provide new accessible entry points, and help facilitate ways to bring together and mobilise groups of pro-feminist men. However, there are several challenges and tensions involved in pro-feminist podcasting - as is the case with other forms of engaging men and pro-feminist allyship - which demonstrate that this work should be undertaken with care, ongoing reflexivity, and accountability. Overall, this article seeks to start a conversation about the potential of podcasting in the field of engaging men and boys and to draw attention to the need for further work and research in this area.

Citation

McInerney, W., & Burrell, S. (2023). Engaging men and boys in gender justice through pro-feminist podcasts: Potential benefits, challenges, and risks. Masculinites and Social Change, 12(2), 160-183. https://doi.org/10.17583/mcs.10618

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date May 25, 2023
Publication Date 2023-06
Deposit Date May 30, 2023
Publicly Available Date May 30, 2023
Journal Masculinities and Social Change
Publisher Hipatia Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 2
Pages 160-183
DOI https://doi.org/10.17583/mcs.10618

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Copyright (c) 2023 William McInerney, Stephen Burrell

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