PM Justin Trudeau wrote in an essay published today that boys need to be raised to be feminists as much as girls because “our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism.”
He wrote in the essay for the online site of the women’s magazine Marie Claire, “All of us benefit when women and girls have the same opportunities as men and boys – and it’s on all of us to make that a reality.”
Trudeau said teaching boys to be feminists gives them a sense of justice and empathy and helps them “escape the pressure to be a particular kind of masculine” that is damaging to men and those around them.
He frequently refers to himself as a feminist and has said he wants to make gender equality a priority.He has already drew global attention by appointing a cabinet with an equal number of men and women and called on world leaders to do the same. His administration has adopted what it describes as a feminist policy toward foreign aid.