CALLING MEN INTO ALLYSHIP
There comes a time when silence equals complicity. Become an effective ally to women & be a part of the solution
The word ally comes from the from Latin alligare which means to "bind to". An ally is someone who shows up for those whose voices are marginalized, dismissed and/or drowned out. They bind themselves to the vision and values of the other. They quiet their own voice in order to listen deeply with open mind and heart, and they amplify the other's voice. They allow the space to have their assumptions challenged without defending or attacking, with the intention to learn and grow. They take the time to recognize and understand their own unconscious bias, their own shadow, and in this way ensure that they do not project it onto another. We've shared ideas and resources below to help you become an effective ally for women and be a part of the solution.
We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them.
Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie