Episode 13: Allen Corben on NOMAS and male allyship in feminism
On this episode, our guest is Allen Corben, co-chair of NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism. Allen also works as the Assistant Registrar of Fuller Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Arts in Theology. We will be talking with Allen today about his work at NOMAS--what it means to be a pro-feminist, anti-racist, LGBTQ affirmative male ally and how it relates to reproductive rights, pornography/sex trafficking, intersectionality, and how we can integrate religion and our spiritual practices and beliefs in a post-2016 election world.
During the show Allen shared a lot of resources on a variety of feminist and social justice topics. Here is a partial list that Allen shared that he suggested listeners explore to obtain a better understanding of feminism and some of the issues discussed:
- Michael Kimmel
- An article reflecting on Andrea Dworkin's contribution to feminism
- Carolyn Osiek's Beyond Anger: On Being a Feminist in the Church
- Barbara Ehrenreich's books
- The Bechtel Test for women in movies
- Michelle Goldberg's NYT Opinion: "Want More Babies? You Need Less Patriarchy"
- An article addressing the "Nordic Model" of sex work
- Gail Dines' website on pornography
- Catherine McKinnon's work and research on feminism and on pornography
- The Sojourners' website and Jim Wallis
- Robert Jensen's Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity
- Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza's In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins
- Letty Russell's Human Liberation in a Feminist Perspective: A Theology
- Judith Butler's Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
- Jill Radford's Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing
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