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The Gender Knot

94 EpisodesProduced by Nastaran Tavakoli-FarWebsite

A Time Magazine Top 50 podcast: “The show serves an important purpose: Encouraging men and women to enter a productive dialogue with one another”. Hosted by Nas and Dan (aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far and Daniel Carroll).


Should men be involved in feminism?

We have our live show on Monday 26th February! We’ll be joined by guests Michaela Wain entrepreneur, contestant on The Apprentice, and Chris Hemmings journalist, author of ‘Be a Man’ as we discuss: can women break into boys’ clubs?

As we’re busy with our live show, we revisit the season 1 archive again this week and bring you our episode asking: should men be involved in feminism, and if so how?

There’s been a trend for more men to get involved in feminism and it makes sense; if women are to overcome hurdles, many men need to learn what these are and how they can do their job in creating a more equitable world. But sometimes men who want to help out do more harm then good. Do male feminists help the cause, or simply hijack it for their own gains? Should women learn to cater messages to get men on board, or that part of the problem? And what are some things that even progressive men think about but don’t share about feminism?

Note: Episode was first published on July 17th 2017.

One week-hiatus: We are taking next week off to rest after our show. We will be back with new episodes on Monday 12th March 2018.

Host and producer: Nas aka Nastaran Tavakoli-Far

Co-host: Jonathan Freeman

Co-producers: Sam Baker and Jonathan Blackwell


Anonymous male essay writer


Michelle Lim, Relationships coach

Shea Wilson

Related links:
Jackson Katz’s Tedx talk “Violence against women, it’s a men’s issue”

Sheila Kelley’s Tedx talk “Let’s get naked”

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