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Tal Peretz

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, Auburn University
Chapter Member: Alabama SSN

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About Tal

Peretz's research focuses on anti-sexist and anti-violence activism, through an intersectional feminist lens. Peretz's overarching themes in writings include masculinity norms, violence prevention strategies and programmes, intersecting social identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, etc), feminist theory and social movements. Peretz is a faculty member in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies.

Contributions

A Letter to Aspiring (Male) Feminists

In the News

Tal Peretz quoted on pedestal effects referring to when men receive undeserved praise, attention and rewards for performing work traditionally done by women, such as carrying a baby in a wrap by Tal Peretz, "I Didn’t Understand Male Privilege Until I Became a Stay-at-Home Dad" The Washington Post, March 26, 2018.
Tal Peretz quoted on more men getting involved in the feminist and women’s rights movements, and the learning curve for them being really steep by Monica Corcoran Harel, "Faux’ Male Feminists Draw Ire in Hollywood" The New York Times, September 30, 2017.
Tal Peretz quoted on women should not be held responsible for alcohol abuse during sexual assault by men, when men should be held accountable by Alanna Vagianos, "How Not to Talk About Sexual Assault and Alcohol, Courtesy of Stanford" Huffpost, August 26, 2016.
Tal Peretz quoted on educating children early regarding sexual consent by Laura Geggel, "The Science of Preventing Sexual Assaults on College Campuses" Live Science, July 5, 2016.

Publications

"Why Study Men andMasculinities? A Theorized Research Review" Graduate Journal of Social Science 12, no. 3 (2016): 30–43.

Argues that gender-aware studies of men and masculinities are in fact necessary for an intersectional analysis of gender relations, and that a better understanding of masculinity is necessary to reduce men’s perpetration of violence
and increase support for gender justice.