It’s not enough to be pro-choice on election day. Not when women’s reproductive rights are under attack in this country every single day. To make a difference in the fight for gender equity, men need to understand: talk is not enough. Empathy is not enough. We need to do the work. #ThisIsWhy I am a member of Men4Choice.
Reproductive rights are a human rights issue. For too long, men have made decisions about women’s bodies, lives, and futures. Having men beside us as allies in this fight is crucial. This is why I support Men4Choice. #ThisIsWhy
When women succeed, this country succeeds. I have 4 nieces, a mom, and sisters. I love and trust them to do what’s right for them. Men shouldn’t tell women what to do with their bodies, they should stand with them and advocate for their freedom. #ThisIsWhy
The right to control one’s body and the ability to access reproductive health options are currently being legislated by those who seek to heavily restrict both, privileged people in power who are overwhelmingly male. So I believe it’s imperative that men speak and act up more in support of expanding abortion access and also acknowledge that abortion has greatly benefited them personally as well. Reproductive choice isn’t just an individual necessity but also extremely important for a healthy society, of which men need to be equally responsible for sustaining. #ThisIsWhy
In a country and society that historically and contemporarily has extended overwhelmingly more opportunities, choices, and privileges to cis caucasian males, change and progress on any front cannot be accomplished without support from male populations. In the United States, caucasian women achieved the right to vote nationally in 1920. Black, brown, Native American, and additional minority groups had to wait until the 1960s with the implementation of the Voting Rights Act to claim and exercise any ‘right’ to vote. Our US Congress is still 80% male and the vast majority of individuals in roles to fiscally, politically, and legally impact social change are male. The education, involvement, and loud support of male populations is critical for reproductive rights to advance forward, both for the sake of the United States’ population and also our humanitarian presence in the world. #ThisIsWhy
We must support the rights of women by educating the minds of men. The call for us to stand up and do so has never been more needed. Women are under attack. Should we choose to be bystanders we are at best complacent and at worst participants in the degrading of all women we know. Men who support women’s rights must engage. #ThisIsWhy I’ve joined the fight and, on behalf of all the women in your life, hope you will too #ThisIsWhy