Quick, men: who’s your favorite sports star or team? Writer? Band or musician? Movie star?
Are they all men? Some of them?
And how do you think about women’s rights, feminism, and women being in places of power?
When was the last time you heard a girl or woman degraded by catcalling, bias, or “harmless” jokes?
Or agreed with the archetypes of literature, myth, and religion that place women as helpless damsels, nymphs, princesses, enablers, villains, or “required” virgins?
Whatever it is, we talk it through every Monday on our #StopSexism calls.
At the Good Men Project, we’re a participatory media company. That means we want our writers and editors to engage with our readers and subscribers.
We want to know your thoughts.
We want to know why you think what you think about what we all think about.
Like why men often don’t “get” or accept the realities of sexism, rape culture, patriarchy, and feminism.
Like why men can be reluctant to be feminists even though they’re liberal, progressive, and/or believe in equality and human rights.
And why certain feelings don’t matter when we’re talking about sexual violence against women, gender bias, how girls and young women are treated by older men, and how women are talked about by policy makers, authority figures, voters, and guys and dads like anyone else.
Talk to you Monday night.