Saying ‘9 out of 10 men are good men’ feels good to ‘good men’, but is it good enough?

For men working (professionally or in your everyday life) to inspire other men to help end gender-based violence: we tend to use language like ‘it’s one out of ten men’ or “those men” that cause the harm, while the rest of us are ‘good men’ who need to do something about it. Saying ‘9 out of 10 men are good men’ feels good to ‘good men’, but is it good enough?

In his latest ‘Behind The Masc’ video for Higher Unlearning, Jeff Perera suggests to men trying to be good men, rather than say “those men” (or shades of ‘not all men’) let’s say “we as men”.


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