MEN, EXPERIENCE AND FEMINISM
Why has it taken so long for men to explore their experience of masculinity? In part, the workings of masculinity within modernity have remained invisible as dominant men have learned to speak in the impartial voice of reason. This has been part of an Enlightenment tradition and is deeply embodied in western inherited forms of philosophy and social theory. So a man’s voice assumes a pitch of objectivity and impartiality as it becomes an impersonalised voice, a voice that has ‘authority’ because it belongs to no one in particular while claiming at the same time to respect all.1
Thus it is hard to judge men’s accounts of their own experience because often these personal accounts are not forthcoming. ...