Over the past week, women have shared their stories of abuse, harassment and assault. Is it time for men to join the fight to dismantle the culture that allows this violence to flourish? A panel of male experts on masculinity and violence against women explain the vital steps men can take
From shaving to threading to dyeing to painting, the little touches that used to seem so important have been squeezed out by the pandemic. And many women are all the happier for it.
Being leered at, harassed or solicited in a gym isn’t just a nuisance. It is damaging, insidious behaviour that denies women the chance to exist in public spaces.
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Too many female employees are forced to wear high heels, or skirts, or even a particular type of bra. But the resistance is growing.
"This data shows that even when women try to get help and report violent partners, they are failed," says Rachel Krys of the End Violence Against Women Coalition. She argues that all professionals—not just police, but healthcare workers, teachers, and social workers—need to be trained in how to spot signs of abuse and provide help to women at risk of harm.
"I've got something hard you can sit on," he replied. It's feels weird writing this now, what with me being a feminist journalist and all, but this didn't feel like a big deal. I knew what feminism was, obviously, because I'd studied it in textbooks. But the idea of applying feminism to my everyday life seemed laughable: a historical affectation, like using the word "prithee" or wearing a corset to work.