The moderators of the Men’s Lib sub on Reddit asked me if I’d be willing to do an Ask Me Anything thread for them, and I was happy to agree.
I’m assuming I’ll be fielding questions about my thoughts on gender politics, activism & theory and I’ll be disappointed if there’s not at least one about fighting a hundred duck-sized horses.
The Men’s Lib Reddit, in case you’re confused, is not the same as the notorious Men’s Rights Reddit It describes itself as follow:
This is a community for discussing men’s issues in a way that promotes men both as individuals and as a group, without demonizing women, feminists, or proponents of social justice. We advocate for constructive solutions to problems men face, including promoting personal wellness, developing healthy relationships, and directing efforts to social and legal obstacles to male health and actualization. We recognize that men’s issues often intersect with race, sexual orientation and identity, disability, and socioeconomic status, and encourage open discussion of these considerations.
So even though I’m not much of a fan of the term ‘men’s lib’ (might take a question on that too, I guess) I think it is safe to say we’re in a pretty similar place.
The AMA is between 8-10pm GMT this evening, which is 12-2pm PST / 2-4pm CST, for the benefit of anyone not in a Black Friday consumer riot in Walmart at the time. If you have a Reddit login (or are prepared to get one) do please join in or have a loiter.
But since not everyone will be around on a Friday evening I figured I could start a new Friday open thread which can be used for all your free-floating thoughts, links, observations, arguments and indeterminate wibble, but as a special bonus, why don’t I extend an invitation to you to Ask Me Anything? Just start your comment with the letters ‘AMA’ so I notice. I think it is only fair that I don’t start answering AMA questions here until after I’ve finished over there, but do feel free to leave them for me and I’ll get back to them later.
UPDATE 7,30pm 27/11 – Thread now live here