Becoming allies for women makes men better Americans

Good male allies for women make good Americans, and I strive to be both for my young daughters.

That’s why I can’t think of anything more American than wanting equitable systems in the United States that afford my daughters the same “unalienable rights” as men for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

As our nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification and remembers the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we men must become more engaged in the journey toward gender equality. We must be part of the debates and part of the solutions, and we don’t have to be perfect to do it. It all starts with rejecting frameworks that dismiss women’s inherent human dignity or agency over their lives. Anything less betrays the values of a free society.

A July 2020 Pew Research Center survey shows that majorities of American men and women believe

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