Medea Benjamin: While the easing of the guardianship system is indeed welcome news, Saudi Arabia remains one of the world’s most repressive societies for women.
Joe Mathews: Gender quotas work in other fields in California. A 2018 state law requires every public company that is incorporated or based in California to have at least one woman board member by the end of this year.
Steve Hochstadt: Sexism and racism have always been moral transgressions. But in the American society in which I grew up, these transgressions were ubiquitous, rarely challenged, and socially accepted. They were wrong, but normal.
Laura Finley: While men still dominate powerful positions in the U.S, they also suffer in unique ways. Life expectancy is shorter, and men are far more likely to be the victims of both homicide and suicide.
Matt Johnson: Speaking for myself — and I consider myself pro-feminist — I would not be interested in going to a workshop where the central goal was to modify my behavior for the sake of women’s empowerment.
Tom Hall: What good will it do to end discrimination against women if we ignore climate change and environmental destruction, and all the elderly widows in Florida find that rising sea levels have put their state underwater?
Steve Hochstadt: The national attention to victims of sexual abuse and punishing perpetrators is new, but it’s been a long time coming.
Tom Hastings: Even men of goodwill should take this opportunity to listen and learn, re-evaluate and rehabilitate, not make determinative rulings on increments of impropriety
Robert Koehler: Forty years later, I find myself coming to grips with the fact that women’s rights have been only partially implemented and the social change they have wrought remains superficial.
Victor Narro: Acts such as lewd comments towards women plant a negative seed evolving from male privilege that can grow and develop into acts of sexism, harassment, sexual assault and other mistreatment of women.
WJ Astore: Put simply, in American society it’s easier for a man to be almost anything than for a woman to be almost anything. Society “tells” women what is appropriate for their gender far more than it dictates to men.
Sharon Kyle: In spite of his indefensible remarks, when the dust settled, 53% of white women voted for Trump—an almost imperceptible change from the percentage of white women voting for Mitt Romney in 2012.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Inundated with racist pop culture images of violent black masculinity and hyper-sexualized black femininity, black boys in particular often struggle to define manhood in ways that aren’t based on hardness and controlling black girls and women. Woke Feminist Men