A Call To Men On International Women’s Day
I have been blessed with incredible women in my life. Without my wife, mother, grandmother, sister, family and friends – all amazing women in their own ways – I would not be the person I am today. I am grateful to them on a personal level, but also for the contributions they’ve made to the world at large as women.
Today is International Women’s Day, and on this day I have a message I’d like to share with other men.
In recent decades we have witnessed a significant change in society’s attitudes towards women’s equality and emancipation. We have female astronauts, prime ministers and CEOs. Women can work AND have a family. They have real choices. But the unfortunate reality is that women are still not paid equal salaries to men, women are not represented in equal numbers in the workplace or in government, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.
As men, we must do our part to ensure the women in our lives have bright, equal, safe and rewarding futures. We can act as individuals, but we must also work to change the collective socialization of men and teach our sons to honor, value and respect women.