‘The world’s most prominent male feminist’ accused of sexism, homophobia toward students

And he’s mean to his female grad students

Michael Kimmel has created a small empire around the theme of making masculinity less “toxic.”

The sociology professor convinced Stony Brook University in 2015 to create a master’s program on “what it means to be a man.”

His 2010 paper blames “the culture of hegemonic masculinity” for creating “a sense of aggrieved entitlement conducive to violence.” His work “Masculinity as Homophobia” is used in an Ohio State course that disparages white heterosexual masculinity.

Kimmel’s books include Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, which is used in a Yale University “Constructions of Whiteness” course. He spoke about his boy-to-man book Guyland at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with the help of its (apparently shuttered) Men and Masculinities Center.

In case his scholarship doesn’t make it obvious, Kimmel is “the world’s most prominent male feminist,” according to a blurb from The Guardian posted on his website bio page.

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