Regrettable Links: Hardwired to Disappoint or Why Feminists Need Men

I think the author makes a great point here:

It’s great to encourage young women to be bolder about going for what they want, but that encouragement needs to be accompanied by a challenge to young men as well. We can’t ask women to take on still more risk without asking men to change…. As feminists have been pointing out for some time, expanding opportunity for women without also expanding expectations for men leaves us with a lot of anxious and exhausted female overachievers.” 

It is good to support the women in your life. It is better to change your expectations. Women can do a lot on their own; but without a change in the hearts of men, they will never get all they want or deserve. We, men, need to be challenged to change how we see the women in our lives. We need to expect greatness. We need to encourage it. Not because they need us as males; but because like everyone (even us) it  takes the support of an entire community to be our best. We men have been getting that support for years; it’s time to repay the favor.

Hardwired to Disappoint? The Crushingly Low Expectations of Men.


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