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Men and Patriarchy Working Group, Toronto: New Members Meeting

- 9:00pm
Thursday May 23 2013

Venue: OISE, 5th floor lounge
Address: 252 Bloor St West
Cost: 2 hrs
Accessibility: wheelchair accessible, contact for concerns

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Do all your female friends say you ‘mansplain’ things or talk down to them? Do you call yourself a manarchist? Do you know some men that really, really, really need to read a book on feminism or get called on their BS behaviour? Then we have good news:

The Men and Patriarchy (MAP) working group is looking for new members!

MAP is a group of male-identified folks in Toronto that meet once every two weeks to discuss readings on patriarchy and feminism. We also do some internal workshops, movie nights and anti-sexist work in the community.

Originally a project of the Toronto Anarchist Free school, MAP has been around for 3 years and is currently a collection of people trying to create a space for folks to discuss and fight patriarchy internally and externally. This is also a space designed for folks to “work on their shit”.

We do a lot of reading and talking about sexism and patriarchy and we think this is important.  Our reading and discussion tries to incorporate other power relationships including colonialism, racism, classism, ableism, and hetero- and cis-sexism. No previous knowledge is needed: we are looking to work with everyone in thinking through these issues regardless of experience or background.

Interested in coming or recommending someone to the group?  Please contact if you have questions or accessibility concerns and check out for more info.


Men and Patriarchy Working Group

Here’s a list of books that we’ve already read or are reading soon:

- Will to Change by bell hooks

- Conquest by Andrea Smith

- The Revolution Starts at Home Edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

- Women and Nature by Susan Griffin

- Generation FIVE’s Towards Transformative Justice

- A host of Zines from Philly’s Pissed

- Pornography by Robert Jensen

- Beyond Masculinities, edited by Trevor Hoppe

- Derailing for Dummies

- and Movies!

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