Monday, June 22, 2009

Don't Call it a He-Cession

Check out my column, largely inspired by our conversation Saturday, on men's involved in feminist activism. An excerpt:
The truth is our fates are inextricably tied together, not running on two parallel tracks. When men lose their jobs -- and, indeed, they have at a higher rate than women recently -- American families all suffer, just as they suffer when women are paid unequal wages or fired for missing work to take care of sick kids or an elderly parent. Newsflash: Men aren't from Mars and women aren't from Venus; we're all struggling to make healthy, meaningful lives on the same damn planet -- and it's time we started acting like it.

2 comments:

Andrea said...

What a great article. Male participation in the feminist movement is long overdue, and you have brilliantly articulated why it is also in their own interest to join the cause. We should all continue to champion this idea and see it through to fruition. Thank you for this.

Laura B said...

I was just having a conversation on this same subject with a friend of mine yesterday. Great post :)