Feminism should not only come from women – what we need is feminist men, men who are capable of standing up to their peers and, instead of nodding along with the harassment their fellow males are inflicting upon women, raise their voice and shame the harasser into shutting up.
I am not necessarily talking about the usual boyfriend or husband standing up for their girlfriend or wife, although it’s also nice to hear, but this is not about an instinctive feeling of protection. It’s about a stranger passing by in the street and refusing to see another man cat-call a woman, following her, touching her, infringing her privacy in any way. It’s about any man, in the street, on the subway, at a party, in a meeting, at school, at work, publicly and loudly acknowledging that such a behaviour is not only inappropriate, it is out of line.
It’s about not wanting to be placed in the same basket as men who do not know how to behave with women, and who compensate their inefficiency with lewdness and, yes, criminal behaviour.
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