An introduction by Beverly Hill, President of the Gendercide Awareness Project
The recent killings at the University of California/Santa Barbara campus force us to consider the white elephant in the room -- male behavior. When discussing misogyny and violence against women, the conversation too often stops by listing preventive measures that women should take to protect themselves. This is all fine and good, but it puts the burden of prevention entirely on the victim, not the perpetrator.
Similarly, efforts to end gendercide are often directed at expectant mothers. In India, they are reminded that sex-selective abortion is illegal. Neither gendercide nor misogyny will end as long as male behavior and male attitudes go unchallenged. These are not "women's issues." They are men's issues.
Thankfully, increasing numbers of men, including Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, are speaking up about violence against women. Thank you, gentlemen! We need more men to stand with you!