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date: 15 November 2019

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This chapter explores the relationship between profeminist cis-gender men’s groups and feminism in Latin America. It looks at how profeminism has expanded beyond the USAmerican and European contexts in the mid-twentieth century to Latin American profeminism in the last few decades. The aim of “profeminism” in Latin America is the transformation of hegemonic masculinity, often associated with gender equity, social justice and the fight against gender-based violence. The chapter surveys Latin American profeminist activism from a geopolitical angle in order to “trouble” assumptions about global “North” and “South” profeminisms. It argues for a more nuanced way of understanding the contributions, challenges, and contradictions of profeminist practices in the context of transnational feminisms in Latin America and globally.

Keywords: profeminism, Latin America, masculinity, gender equity

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