Men, Support Women’s Rights
The Women’s rights movement has been in motion for centuries. There has been great progress and positive victories, especially within the last decade. However, we’re still a long way off from real equality. We have seen women coming together, showing great resilience and courage to push through the hardships society presents them. And whilst this is empowering and has produced a breakthrough, having men at the forefront of this issue supporting and backing women has the potential to incur massive change.
Recognise The Issue:
It’s no secret that men have extreme privilege in society, whether we realize it or not. For thousands of years we have seen the dominance of men, and the great harm they have caused to women. And whilst society looks very different today, male privilege is still present, and all too real. The reality is that western society was built by men, for men. This system is known as the patriarchy. And the crushing effect is unlikely to be seen or experienced by men, but women, face the ramifications of the patriarchy daily. This system benefits men in education, the economy, the workforce, health systems and so much more. From a governmental and legislative standpoint, it is clear that women face massive disadvantages.
And we haven’t even touched on Violence Against Women.
The World Health Organisation analyzed in 2018, which showed that nearly 1 in 3 women worldwide, or 30%, have been subject to physical or sexual violence from either an intimate partner, non-intimate partner, or both. This staggering statistic gives us a glimpse into the scope of the problem. But the tragedy doesn’t end there, 38% of all murders of women globally are from intimate partners. These statistics present to us all the real, and the terrible state of our world when it comes to violence against women. Why does it happen? There are many explanations and theories for why these issues against women occur. Some would attribute it to the patriarchy and the power given to men. Others would attribute it to phycological issues in men that are nurtured at some stage during their primary development. Whatever the explanation may be, there is no excuse for the poor treatment men have given to women. As most…