Tag Archives: UN

“Become an engineer”

24 Feb

I posted last September about the amazing speech Emma Watson gave at the UN to launch the equality campaign HeforShe.

I hope people continue to talk about it, and that more men come to realize how liberating, for them, equality can be.

In the meantime, I want to share this–in case any of my gentle readers had missed it.

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Talk to your sons, your husbands, your brothers, your fathers…

22 Sep

…but especially, talk to your sons.

When they are still young and flexible enough to appreciate that there is no reason why girls and women should be treated differently than they themselves are treated.

When they are still young enough to understand that they themselves shouldn’t be expected or forced to conform to a stereotype of behaviour that stifles who they are and what they feel.

When they can still learn that there are no gray areas when it comes to assault, violence, degradation of other human beings, based on whether those other human beings have or have not dangly bits, or whether those other human beings declare themselves to be straight, gay, or anything in between or outside of those two.
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