More men, particularly Pakistani men, need to be taught what it means to be a man, a feminist, an ally.

Unfortunately too many are raised with toxic masculinity, misogyny, an inflated sense of entitlement, gender based double standards, even narcissism. Culturally, this is perpetuated by male members of the society but also female members – the moms, sisters – who have internalized misogyny.

Ask yourself, when was the last time you stood up for a female within your family when she was being abused, gaslit, berated, shamed by your son, brother, etc? Or did you silently watch or worse participated in the mistreatment? Did you question her instead? Shamed her? Guilt her?

Social work starts at home. Breaking the cycle starts at home.

If we want misogyny to end, it has to start within our homes. With sons, brothers first.


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