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The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution

The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution

by Michael Kaufman


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“For too long the struggle for the rights of women and girls was seen as women’s business. Of course, it’s equally men’s business and stops being such a struggle when it’s seen that way. This reframing gives us a chance to understand violence against women as deeply toxic for us all.” —Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640091191
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 494,265
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL KAUFMAN, PhD, is the cofounder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest international effort of men working to end violence against women. As an advisor and speaker, he has worked across North America and in fifty countries with the United Nations, governments, NGOs, and businesses. He is a senior fellow with Promundo, based in Washington, D.C. Kaufman is the author or editor of eight books.

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

Acknowledgments 243

Endnotes 247

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