4.) Removing the Notion That All Men Are Potential Rapists/Pedophiles (9%)
In her 1977 novel, The Women’s Room, author Marilyn French wrote a line of dialog in which a female rape victim says, “All men are rapists, and that’s all they are.” This line has become a well-known quote among the Men’s Rights Movement. Today, the idea is rather strong in people’s heads that men in the company of small children are, by nature, abusers. We have organizations such as “Men Against Rape” teaching that women are afraid and we need to be careful not to rape women. The overwhelming majority of men have no interest or intention of raping a woman or being a pedophile, yet all men are treated as a threat. We need to hold these few people accountable—not the entire male gender.