At many Planned Parenthoods, there are VOX chapters at nearby colleges and universities. VOX (Latin for voice) is a pro-choice voice in the community that seeks to educate, advocate, and make sure college students know that Planned Parenthood is there for them. Many don’t have health insurance and/or can’t get care on campus. One of the challenges that some VOX chapters have is getting men interested in joining. The men say things like, “that’s a group for women,” or “what’s a man to do about women’s rights?” Well, this got me thinking about how the general public feels about why men should care about and advocate for women’s rights. I posed this very question to my personal Facebook page and got answers like:
“What if it were their daughter that was being denied something?”
“Women’s rights + men’s rights = human rights. The equation doesn’t work without both!”
“Why do women always need to prove why they matter, why their needs and concerns matter, and why they matter as humans?”
“Who wants to have sex with a meek, un-empowered woman? Sounds awfully boring.”
And those responses were just from the women!
Why do you think men should care and be involved in advocating for women’s rights? Pose this question to your Facebook page and tell us about the most interesting responses.