Dear Men, It Is Time to Step Up

An Open Letter From a Feminist Requesting Male Solidarity

Dear Men,
We have come a long way, but we still have miles ahead. We still live in a largely male-dominated society where beliefs of superiority shape regressive attitudes towards women. It’s time to step up. It’s time to accept the responsibility you share in the construction of social values. To be aware that silence in moments of injustices are acts of complicity and social progression requires your involvement.
Here is what you can do:

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