"...talk about amazing voices! Tarrant has collected bite-sized first-person narratives of men who identify as feminists speaking insightfully, often movingly, on a range of issues..." —Michael A. Messner, Univeristy of Southern California, Signs
"Instead of wasting energy on the questions of who is and is not allowed within the land of feminism, Tarrant offers a survey of those who live and work within the movement by their own determination...Men Speak Out succeeds on two fronts: by expanding the concept of 'We' in feminism and by offering those young men who are increasingly appearing in gender studies classes a chance to read their own voices, and see themselves as 'We'." —Keely Savoie, Bitch Magazine
"Men Speak Out is an important book for feminism...This book provides something important in reframing the old debates about women's rights, especially in this supposedly post-feminist time." —Mandy Van Deven, Feminist Review
"One of the best things about these essays is that they are so approachable. While you might not agree with every single writer, you don't have to worry about being offended or patronized. This collection represents a wide spectrum of ideas, but they are all presented in a respectful, articulate manner...Men Speak Out is an important text for feminist scholars and the general public." —Allyson Whipple, BitchBuzz Review
"...a well-written, engrossing collection that adds even more male voices to the ever-growing body of literature on men and masculinity" —J.R. Mitrano, Choice
"Men Speak Out...demonstrates the need for a sense of community for work working to be active allies - especially if the alternative is to tune out and continue actively complying with domination."
—Feminist Collections, Fall 2008
About the Author
Shira Tarrant, PhD is Associate Professor with the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at California State University, Long Beach. Her books include Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge), When Sex Became Gender (Routledge), Men and Feminism (Seal Press), and Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (SUNY Press).