What decent men can do in response to #MeToo
The next day, I wrote an essay
on Facebook to answer these decent men. By Friday, it had been shared nearly 70,000 times.
Here’s a summary of my essay, which describes concrete ways that men — in fact, people of any gender — can help improve the climate for the women around them.
1. Practice this phrase: “That’s not cool.” Say it to other men who are saying disrespectful things to or about women.
2. Read and follow feminist writers.
I like Ijeoma Oluo
, Lindy West
and Roxane Gay
. There are so many; follow a few. Even if you find a topic “exhausting” or “too angry,” try to put aside that discomfort and keep reading anyway.