The academic field of women’s studies has existed since the 1970s when the second wave of feminism took hold. By holding a feminist lens to political, historical and social issues, these fields are re-examined in an effort to create new societal norms. As the field evolved, less critical attention has been paid to how male identity has changed or adapted to it. This blog seeks to cast light and comment on the evolution of men since that second wave.
By evaluating pop culture, social behaviors, writing, and other academic endeavors geared toward men, we hope to craft the kind of study that will do for men of the 21st century what women’s studies has done over the past 40 years. If equality is truly the goal of a women’s studies movement, mStud is the counter-balance.