#NotAllMen …

#NotAllMen …

The truth is that most men have done at least one of the things listed in #YesAllWomen .

And too many of us guys are reacting very guiltily to that.

John Scalzi addresses some of that: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/04/17/the-four-levels-of-discrimination-and-you-and-me-too/ (I recommend against reading comments.)

Guys… it’s not our guilt or our shame that women want… they just want us to take one step toward improvement and then the next step.  No, these aren’t easy or comfortable steps.  But they are the decent thing to do.

We can’t opt out of our male privilege.  But we can work to make things better.  Or not.  Instead we can wallow in our denial or our guilt.

But you are no longer innocent.  I have taken that from you.

People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster. -James Baldwin

We can’t opt out

There is a contingent of the freethinking community, and I have no idea how large it is statistically, but a contingent nonetheless that believe the conversation about social justice lies well outside the list of things we should be talking about. Science, religion, skepticism – these are clearly part of the relevant topics for us to…

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