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In todays society men are caught up in this traditional poisonous perception of masculinity in which all men are created to be the superior gender with special power with privilege and are self-governing unemotional competitive power oriented beasts As women have been taking roles and forming groups to counter this stereotype and bring about in society a new face on women some men have been taking new roles as well When the feminist movements began to really take a hold of the people around the 60s and 70s men interested in changing conceptions of gender roles would embrace these feminist groups and form their own male liberation movement Many of the first creators of mens liberation in the early 1970s were psychologists They wanted to help destroy the sex role stereotypes that regard being a man and being a women as separate states that must be achieved by proper behavior The male sex role is both oppressive to women and harmful to men A man with a fuller concept of humanity realizes that all women and men are potentially strong and week and that these human characteristics are not directed solely to one sex These men realized that their involvement and support for these women influenced images of themselves as the real manLindsey pgs 242-243 Sawyer 1970 p1 These male liberation groups would have conferences on various points such as sexism parenting friendship violence against women and sexual orientation These conferences would focus mainly on changing societys perception of men and women on personal and social views rather than trying to change society politically This movement wanted to join with women to confront patriarchy Patriarchy is a social system in which the father is the head of the family and men have authority over women and children A family community or society based on this system is governed by men Websters New World Dic p314 Societys role on man trapped men into unfulfilling unhealthy and
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