The Missing Voice on Gender Equality: Time for Men to Speak Up

  • What is the next big step for gender equality? We have all learned about Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the historical milestones of the women’s movement. Slowly but surely, women have attained key leadership positions, as evidenced by individuals such as Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg. But in the recent decades, the gender revolution has stalled. Since the 1990s, the numbers of women leaders in government, corporations and academics have stagnated in the majority of countries around the world. Despite the fact that women now make up about 50 percent of the workforce globally, the “male breadwinner” model continues to dominate social, economic and political norms. So what is the missing piece?  Men.  Men have been the missing voice in the gender equality movement.  Now for the first time, men are leading the discussion.  In the true spirit of the Fulbright Scholarship in furthering international understanding through open dialogue and exchange, the Fulbright Conference brings the first all-male panel on gender equality.  Men will take center stage to discuss their challenges and perspective as men in a gender-unequal society.  What do men want in the gender equality movement?  What is their vision of a gender-equal society?  Join us at the Fulbright Conference to participate and experience a potentially historic milestone in the gender equality movement: the moment when men led the conversation.