I’m feeling like a bit of a naysayer, but it all seems a bit ‘theoretical’ at the moment. This is how we will react, and this is what we will do, and women can’t do this for themselves at the moment so we men have to do it for them’. It’s great that they are taking this step and I think it’s important, I just can’t help but wonder how much of it will stick beyond the high school environment. Still if only one boy changes because of it, that’s still one more than there is now.
Mindy – I agree to an extent… there is a bit of baby mansplaining happening there “women aren’t strong enough to make themselves heard, so we need to speak for them” rather than “we can help amplify the voices of women”, but I really do think it’s great that they even know that gender inequality exists, and that they are ready to talk about it. Most boys, especially teenage boys wouldn’t.
I think stuff like this is important and good. Adolescence is a time where peer education is is pretty key, esp when it comes to social attitudes, so to have these “in group” members raising the issue makes it more likely that their message will have an impact on that audience. should be more of it. (that is “in group” as in social psych, not as in Melrose Place)