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help each other come to grips with what
popular culture has taught us to be.
Believe me, we can talk about this stuff.
We also can talk to women in a nondefensive manner. In short, men of power
and privilege can define themselves
based on attributes we think matter and
not those sold to us by media appealing
to outmoded stereotypes.
Finally, we can become allies for
women. Where we see or hear powerful
men in our profession demeaning women or where we see women deprived
of equitable opportunities, we need to
support our female colleagues, directly
question the perpetrator to help him
see how unacceptable his behavior
is, and advocate for equity and inclusion. Unfortunately, there have been
many recent examples of men in high
leadership roles making sexist remarks
or engaging in sexual assaults that have
been excused, giving apparent permission to some to continue these disgusting pathologies of male aggressiveness.
This makes it all the more important
that other men—you and I—step up and
show that we embrace respect, equity,
dignity, rectitude, and humility.
By adopting and advancing these
attributes in the legal profession, and
by openly talking about our feelings, we
impart a valuable model of behavior to
our colleagues and, most importantly,
to our sons and daughters. If we join
with “persistent women” in these
efforts, we and the next generation of
men will honor the women recognized
by the National Women’s History Project this month … and the persistence
of many, many other women over the
months to come. NWL
Not all men perpetuate