The Time Has Come explores how a patriarchal culture that has given power to men comes at a huge cost to women, children, and, surprisingly, to men as well. It details how very achievable changes in our workplaces, in the ways we raise boys to be men, and in the movement to end men’s violence will bring significant rewards to communities all around the world.
Michael Kaufman is the cofounder of the White Ribbon Campaign—the largest international network of men working to end violence against women—and for decades has been an advisor on gender equality to the United Nations, governments, NGOs, schools, and workplaces around the world. With honest storytelling, compassion, and hard–hitting analysis, The Time Has Come is a compelling look at why men must take a stand in the fight for general equality.
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Table of Contents
1 The Time Has Come 3
2 Listening to the Voices of Women 27
3 Men's Lives in a Male-Dominated World 41
4 The New 9 to 5: Pushing Hard for a Gender-Equal Economy 69
5 The Dad Shift: The Gender Equality Advantage of Fatherhood 103
6 Armistice Day: Men Can End the War Against Women 149
7 Gender Equality and Beyond 195
Appendix 1 An Action Guide to Engage Men 219
Appendix 2 Could Work to Engage Men Be: Against Women's Interests? 231
Appendix 3 Red Light, Green Light: A Fresh Approach to End Workplace Harassment 237