The author has a real and valid point. To be frank, I’m a guy and I benefit from the status quo. I know I do and I know it’s wrong. So, what do I do? Well, I try and change my own attitudes. I can’t change the whole system but I can change my part in it.
Now, am I doing this for my benefit or for women’s benefit. Hmmm… I’d have to say both. Altruistically, for women because I know it’s wrong. Selfishly, because I want to live in a better society. I. Want. A. Better. World.
I’ve never been comfortable with men calling themselves feminists. It’s a word that should be owned solely by women. What can we males do? Stop the need for the word to even exist. How do we do that? Change ourselves. Seriously… change just ourselves. Maybe if enough of us change our own behavior, women won’t need a word to describe their struggle for decency and equality.
Then we will all be humans. Just humans.