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Deconstructing Cardboard Man: Antagonists, Allies and Advocates in the Quest for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bangladesh (2021)

Created 41 days ago by Veronica Del Motto
  • Male Engagement
  • Bangladesh

This doctoral thesis breaks down Bangladeshi male attitudes toward WEE into three categories – antagonists, allies, and advocates – and seeks to explain how differing positions help or hinder female employment in low-income communities. One of the many interesting findings is that women overwhelmingly desire “advocate” men who demonstrate progressive masculinities that lead to better marital relations and more peaceful households.