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The economic and social benefits of gender-equal homes

It is impossible to talk about women’s economic empowerment or gender equality in the workplace without also talking about how responsibilities are shared at home. Investing in Women’s survey of urban millennials in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia found that most women, regardless of their employment status, take on the …

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35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism

On Facebook, a friend recently linked to an article called 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution. Although he liked the list, he (correctly) noted that most of the suggestions were quite academic. The friend in question, like me, is an academic, so this point is not meant to …

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10 Misconceptions Every Trans Ally Needs to Understand

Okay, so you get that gender identity is different from gender expression, which is different from sexual orientation. You know the difference between transsexual, transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, and asexual. You know that not everyone wants “the surgery,” and not to ask if they do. You proudly claim the …

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10 Stereotypes Men Need To Stop Spreading About Women

Women aren’t all overly emotional. James Michael Sama myth busts so you can clear the way for a better relationship. There are many generalizations and stereotypes about women which I come across frequently. I find the higher the standards that a woman holds for herself and those she allows into …

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A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture

If you are a man, you are part of rape culture. I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly referred to as rape culture. You may be thinking, “Now, hold up, Zaron! You don’t know me, homey! I’ll …

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Here Are 11 Simple Rules to Be Male Feminist

These are but a few of numerous male celebrities, among others, who have recently come out as feminists. Emma Watson’s high-profile #HeForShe campaign and the White House’s launch of #ItsOnUs against sexual violence have encouraged many more men to think critically about feminism. More importantly, we’re talking about why it’s …

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5 Myths About Domestic Violence

Many of us, on reading the recent news about Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and Ray McDonald, have thought, “How could anyone do that? What was he thinking?” It turns out the truth about what goes through an abusive man’s head is not what you’d expect. Prepare to be surprised. Myth …

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What Men can Do to End Violence Against Women

There are 4 key ways in which you can help prevent, stop and end violence against women: Prevention Through Example and Education Educate yourself and others about how larger social forces affect the conflicts between individual men and women. It is also possible to attend programmes, take courses, watch films, …

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