Like many subjects we’ve covered over the last six months, we’re only too aware that other people are more informed on the subject of gender equality and an end to violence against women.
But there’s an important point. Men too often view ‘women’s issues’ as something that they don’t have to worry about. That’s the reverse of the truth. Only men can fix the appalling levels of violence against women. And men have to be champions of, rather than passive spectators to, the changes needed to break down glass ceilings, and be vocal in challenging outdated male language and attitudes whenever they see it.
That means not staying silent when we hear ‘locker room’ talk, and challenging friends and relatives who persist with outdated and sexist opinions.
As a continuation of our coverage of International Women’s Day after our Tuesday Episode with Hon. Paddy Torsney, we hope, in a small way, we’ve been able to make the point about the responsibility we have as men to bring about overdue change.