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A must read -- Desmond Tutu on men's responsibility to challenge mistreatment of women

Recently posted on Fareed Zakaria's CNN News website. An important viewpoint from Desmond Tutu:
Time for men to challenge status quo treatment of women. Read it here and post your thoughts!

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/21/time-for-men-to-chall...

In solidarity and hope,
Susa

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torilynnfox's picture

Hello Susa

Thank you so much for sharing this link. What an amazing piece. Very moving. Also, I find it so encouraging when men take responsibility and call out for all men to take responsibility for what is happening to their sisters and mothers and daughters. I think when men victimize women they may not realize the impact it has on all women and all of humanity. I pray that with our efforts and discussions on sites such as World Pulse, we can bring about change. Spreading knowledge is the first step.

Thanks again for the article.

weaverheart's picture

Excellent piece!

Thank you for posting this, Susa. This needs to be shared far and wide!

The future is in all our hands. And the liberation of women cannot happen fully without the awakening of the men in tandem. Thanks again for posting.

Best,
Laura

Laura R.

Ali Shahidy's picture

That's what we need

Susa, thank you so much for sharing the article with us. Here is another piece posted on World Pulse, an African man's perspective on gender and how actively he works for gender equality in his community: http://worldpulse.com/magazine/columns/community-voices/south-africa-a-m...

Indeed, we need men to be involved in advocacy - brave men who step out of themselves, and don't remain a perpetrator or a bystander, but an advocate. I am a male advocate and I know it's not just a simple process to have men see and realize the predicament women go through. That requires a certain ability - to be able to see and feel things that women suffer from as a result of male's dominance. So men also should be educated on the inverse consequences of their discriminatory and brutal actions toward women. They must also be exposed to public awareness.

I am really happy to see the number of male advocates is increasing and adding more voices on women's voices.

Thank you

Ali Shahidy

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