Beyond social media, the burden of dismantling systems of oppression shouldn't fall to those most affected by them — but all too often, it does. Tackling male violence means fighting misogyny on a societal level. That means educating boys and men about masculinity, gender roles, male entitlement, and their behaviour towards women and girls in all contexts, public or private.
There’s a notably limited amount of mainstream feature films that depict those who have stood at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality, but there are some truly excellent ones among those that have been made. From a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg taking sex discrimination to court to the factory workers strike that changed UK labour laws, to the women who shook up NASA, the fight for women’s equality is full of cinematic moments that deserve to be honoured onscreen in every detail.
The new realities of working from home wrought by the coronavirus pandemic haven't yielded new, fairer standards for workplace etiquette. Here are some good suggestions on how to make the new normal more equitable for women in the workplace.
It's important to acknowledge that microaggressions can happen to anyone. Men aren't the only ones who commit them against women. And guarding against microaggressions matters: "When we allow those seemingly innocuous comments to get by, we're actually allowing sexist and racist behaviors to continue without calling them out," advises Christian F. Nunes, vice president of the National Organization for Women.