Let me start by saying that I’m a proud feminist. At home, I ensure that my two young daughters see me cooking, cleaning, attending doctor’s appointments, and doing their hair so they’ll grow up understanding those aren’t merely “mom tasks.” I expose them to women crushing it in male-dominated professions to show them that they can do absolutely anything. I teach them that their bodies are their most prized possessions, and they have full control over them at all times. I’m raising my daughters to be leaders in a gender-equal world because I believe that it is possible.
“We need good men on the side of women to ensure they can break through and achieve full gender equality.”
“Stop using the tired line, ‘What if she was your wife/sister/daughter?’ when trying to get men to empathize with the plight of women.”
“Stop justifying boys hitting, teasing, and harassing girls by saying, ‘Boys will be boys.’”
“Fellow men, we have to do better for the female population, and the good news is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort. Don’t be a jerk, listen to women, and be respectful of their boundaries.”