Can Single Heterosexual Men Be Feminist?

‘During my life I have encountered many reasons why women deserve
to be controlled by status, but many more for men.’

Marc Latham, 2009.

Sorry about the existential minimalist blog post for International Women’s Day yesterday, but we thought we’d leave it to the humans yesterday; and sometimes a small amount of words can have more impact… and are easier to write!

Transgender Anger? 

Thinking - Year 2 - 297/365

Thinking – Year 2 – 297/365 (Photo credit: Amarand Agasi)

They are also be safer of course, because as soon as you start expressing opinions you open yourself up to controversy and criticism.

Hi, it’s Mary Werewolfstonecraft, liberal feminist inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft, who is often cited as being the first liberal feminist.

After writing yesterday’s phrase Women are half of humanity I thought that I might have angered transgender people, who might have thought themselves left out.

I then presumed that trangender people probably balance out between male and female, so I thought it was probably okay after all.

Latham Socialism v Galloway Socialism 

George Galloway

George Galloway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The strapline for this blog was Free and Equal Green Writing last yearThis was influenced by Marc Latham’s socialist background.

While Gorgeous George Galloway and supporters might consider Marc Latham a bad socialist, Marc considers himself more socialist than them, stressing the rights of all people, and freedom from religious indoctrination.

It didn’t mean that everybody should leave relationships, and lead an existential anarchist life, it just meant that people should have the freedom to choose the way they lead their lives.

While Marc thought that anarchic freedom was the way to be in youth, in adulthood and middle-age he thinks that if you’ve got a good family you should make the most of it.

If you don’t think you have a good family then you might need more external inspirations, and I hope you find ones that help you lead a better life.

The Free and Equal phrase was inspired by the rise in forced relationships and slavery in the U.K., and around Europe and the world as far as I know.

Latham Brand v Russell Brand 

Locked inside a context box as JOKE. Context box (CB) start:
Marc Latham would like to come out of the closet: a beautiful woman’s lingerie closet.
CB End.

The Russell Brand Show (radio show)

The Russell Brand Show (radio show) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc Latham has had a similar Kerouac-inspired background to the British comedian Russell Brand.

They both seem to love beautiful women, but have taken different paths in recent years.

While Russell Brand has been seeking to cash in on his feminist speech, Marc has tried to show that he’s serious about his feminism by trying not to profit sexually.

Of course, after a while that can seem more ‘weird’.

Socialist Feminism and Male Heterosexual Taste

While Marc believes that all women should have equality, he also has his own taste in women, which is the classic model-actress-musical icon long-haired slim feminine pretty woman such as Kate Moss, Tia Carrere, Debbie Harry, Kitty Zhang (Zhang Yuqi), Briggitte Bardot, Jessica Alba, Beyonce and Britt Ekland… preferably into animal welfare, non-smoker, good sense of humour and a nice feminine personality (I sense British militant feminist rage!?).

International Womens Day project, March 2009

International Womens Day project, March 2009 (Photo credit: craftivist collective)

While British feminism often seems to resent those kind of women, Ukraine’s Femen movement and some other feminist movements celebrate the beauty of women.

The Greenygrey doesn’t necessarily support all their beliefs and tactics, but generally supports their cause.

That is where Marc Latham’s socialism and heterosexuality have their best fit, although some feminists will probably not accept his rationale: some feminists just seem to want to keep feminism as an all women’s club… versus men… rather than trying to be equal, and creating a better society alongside men, like I think my human inspiration Mary Wollstonecraft did.

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