The (Fe)Male Gaze
SERIES:Nuevos Cuadernos Anagrama
Will there be a before and after in the relationships between men and women in light of the #MeToo movement? Where will relationships between the sexes go in the 21st century? Do we need to correct the male perspective? Do our efforts to prevent harassment ultimately kill the art of seduction? Are biology and its theories on masculinity the last refuge of patriarchy? Do we live in a “rape culture”? … Based on well-known scandals such as the ones of Strauss-Khan, Weinstein or the harassment of Arab migrants to women in Köln on New Year’s Eve, as well as the cries of the #MeToo movement and the counter manifesto leaded by Catherine Millet and Catherine Deneuve about harassment and seduction, the author takes a close look at the transformations in the laws that rule the relationships between men and women in the 21st century and puts forward a mutual emancipation which excludes all coercion and moralism.
Manuel Arias-Maldonado (Málaga, 1974) is a political theorist focusing on environmental politics. He studied law at the University of Malaga and completed a PhD in Political Science in 2001. After enjoying a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Berkeley in 2003-2004, he returned to the University of Malaga, where he is a lecturer in political science. He has researched at Keele University, Oxford University, and the University of Siena. His research topics include political liberalism, the minimal state, deliberative democracy, social movements, and Wikipedia and the sociopolitical implications of information technologies. He is a regular contributor to the journal Environmental Politics.