Where are the men?

Women are carrying the full load when it comes to women’s issues. I feel it is most imperative that we convince men to join our efforts to push for women’s rights. The reason? Men rule in most countries, and in many cultures, men are the absolute head of the family. We must convince the men we know that only good comes when women live in dignity, live freely, pursue education, and most importantly, live without fear of being beaten, or severely punished for the simple act of pursuing their personal dreams.  Men and women together can make this world a much better place.

About jeansasson

I'm a woman with a keen interest in a wide range of topics including women's issues; animal rights issues; humanitarian issues and political movements, such as the events currently sweeping the Middle East. I am an avid reader and collector of books, mainly about travelers of the 18th and 19th centuries. I have enormous curiosity about other people and relish hearing about lives and opinions of people from all over the world. I’m the author of the PRINCESS series, GROWING UP BIN LADEN, MAYADA DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, FOR THE LOVE OF A SON, and more. Over the past two years the princess and I have met and worked together to bring out a 4th and a 5th book in the PRINCESS SERIES. The 4th is titled: PRINCESS, MORE TEARS TO CRY while the 5th, which was recently released, is titled: PRINCESS, SECRETS TO SHARE. I am currently working on my 14th book. Details to be released soon. You can visit my website (http://www.jeansasson.com/) or check out my books on Amazon for more info.
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5 Responses to Where are the men?

  1. Carol Taylor says:

    I agree 100%. I have raised my son, 26 y/o now, to stand up for women and their rights. I am so very proud of him. Many of today’s young men are the same way. Unfortunately, those in power are not young and we will have to wait until our youngsters take power to see any major changes. I know many older men who in theory support women’s issues, but very few of them actually speak out. They seem to think that things are not really all that bad. Its one of those cases of “My mind is already made up, don’t confuse me with the facts.”

    • jeansasson says:

      Carol, your policy about raising sons is exactly what it is going to take to bring true change. Interestingly enough, Princess Sultana (the heroine of the Princess Trilogy) raised her only son to be supportive of women. Now he has a daughter and a son and he is very relaxed and treats his two children the same, insisting upon great educations for both, etc. He does not show favoritism to his son, which is very unusual in the Arab world. Amazingly, his wife tends to favor the son over the daughter, a situation that is driving the princess nuts! Although I know we must win men over to the fact that females are as good as males, so many times women can be the problem. I hear maddening stories all the time where the mothers elevate their sons over their daughters. I had a similar experience with a woman I helped. I’ll share that story later but you will wring your hands in despair when I tell it.

  2. Cecilia says:

    Jean, I say this ALL the time. It’s about how we raise son’s firstly, but what outside of that, I cannot help but feel we retract from ‘blaming’ men. Who else do we look to for all the awful crimes to women. For all the amazing educated men in power who stand back and do nothing. Sure we should not ‘blame’ all men, but yes the men that stand back and do nothing, that could do something are accountable on some level.

    The crimes and suppression towards women are not a women’s issue – it’s a human issue. I would like to see more men think deeply about such things and actively join women’s groups and make a stand.

  3. jeansasson says:

    You hit the perfect wording, Cecilia! It is a HUMAN ISSUE. Sadly enough, while other women understand what I am saying, and other women join in, or every start movements on their own, I can rarely interest a man into even speaking out. Privately they might say it is too bad, etc., but rarely will a man stand up and shout about this very important issue. I’m always surprised because every man has a mother, and most have sisters, a wife or daughters. Why can’t they see that the fate of women is directly linked to their own fate? I will be forever baffled by this issue of male disinterest regarding the abuse of women.

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