4. FEMINIST MEN. I am male! Can I still be part of an eco-feminist community?

28 Feb
Feminist Men! Male Eco-Feminist Community Manager in Hawaii

Robert Intern Manager 2016-7

Of course you can!  The Hedonisia Community is first and foremost an eco-tourist community on the ground. We welcome all genders and orientations! So as a male you are welcome to stay here as a Volunteer, Intern or Guest!

Many visitors will stay here without any idea of our other community operations and projects. They simply enjoy working on the land or enjoying the pleasures of Hawaii and that's it!

Though we describe ourselves as an eco-feminist community, most of our Feminist Enterprise projects are actually online.

It is ironic as well as funny that since we started using the word 'feminist' as part of our community description that male visitors dropped 🙂 This is despite the fact that the Founder and Community Director of Hedonisia Hawaii, Mojo Mustapha, is a male!

The truth is that many men do not seem as enthusiastic about our feminist foundation but that is slowly changing. We welcome feminist men!

As a community with an eco-feminist foundation, women and men who come here know they are staying where in a place where they can feel safe and their individuality is respected. We have a Sexual Harassment Policy to ensure that our community is based around a consent culture.

With our Jungle Queen program, we attempt to address issues of inequality when it comes to feelings of female empowerment while in the rainforest. Men have been taught to thrive in nature. This is not so with women.

We also manage a Feminist Entrepreneur Portfolio of web projects that address issues surrounding gender inequality. Men with skills or experience are welcome to volunteer on these projects.