I'm going to be putting together a zine in the next few months about the affects of sexism on men. My idea of feminism revolves around duality and equality and you can't fix one side without looking at the other, and I feel this is something that is very poorly represented in the feminist community, and outside it. There is as strong an influence on men to dress/act/think a certain way as much as there is on women and people seem to forget this and blame the men themselves for their behaviour, which is often a product of their own oppression. In order to break this pattern, I feel there needs to be an increase of awareness and discussion and I'd like to facilitate that in my own way with the creation of this zine. I want to look at what exactly these stereotypes and influences are, how they affect men, and what can be/is being done to combat it.
I would prefer submissions from male-identified people primarily, but I will be accepting some submissions from females as well, provided it's relevant and presents a poignant view of the subject.
As for your actual submissions, I'm looking for essays, articles, poetry, firsthand accounts, art, photos...whatever you've got, really, that will fit into a zine. There are no limits to length, but please try to be as specific as possible. I'd like to get right into the meat of this. As well, please include whether you'd like to be credited or if you'd prefer to remain anonymous. If you'd like credit, please include your Name/pseudonym, the zine[s] you write, contact info [preferably email], and your website if you have one.
I can't guarantee everything will make it in, depending on how much I get and the quality of said material, but I'll do my best! Everyone who's material is included will receive a copy of the zine upon its completion.
As well, I'm also going to be conducting a series of interviews with male-identified people to discuss their personal experiences and views on the subject. If you are interested in being interviewed, please send me a message!
Submissions deadline is loosely the end of November.
As well, if you have any questions or comments about the project, please don't hesitate to approach me!