The Facing Patriarchy (Zed 2019) discussion guide was inspired by a guide produced by Holly Hammond, Clare Land and Pru Gell in 2017 to support people to self-organise into groups to read and discuss Clare Land’s book Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles. (For more information, see here.)
That guide was used to a resource for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to build a support base among non-Indigenous people for Indigenous struggles. This guide has a similar purpose of encouraging men who aspire to be allies in feminist struggles and feminists to explore ways in which men can work in solidarity with women against patriarchy. It provides a framework to encourage people to read the book and create a situation where they can discuss it with other interested people and more deeply process the book’s insights and how they could be put into practice.
You can download the discussion guide by simply clicking here.
The discussion guide provides groups with questions to engage with as they read the book. Sessions plans and an overall timeline are also provided as a guide which can be used as is or adapted as necessary.
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