Gender inequality is a historic inheritance that an increasing number of men are disavowing. Men’s involvement in the women’s rights movement can help create better, more equi- table models for future generations of boys and girls. Full social, political and economic equality may still be a long way away, but the movement is more effective working in concert with male feminist allies.
As Lazarre-White puts it, “The issues of gender inequity, of structural sexism, of misogyny and the objectifying of women as commerce and property—these issues will not be deconstructed merely by women talking with girls. Men must take responsibility as well for this work. And we should not be commended for it. It is what evolved, ethical, moral men should be expected to do.”