Why Gender Equality is Good for Everyone, Men Included

This TED talk by Michael Kimmel addresses the preconceived notions that society has about gender, privilege and feminism. Kimmel begins by saying that he is there to "Recruit men to support gender equality." He argues that this is necessary because by definition, privilege is invisible to the people who have it and therefore white men do not see their privilege. 

He cites statistics that clearly demonstrate that gender equality is not only positive for women, it is positive for:

Countries: "Countries that are the most gender equal score the highest on the happiness scale.")

Companies: "Research has shown that the more gender equal companies are, the better it is for workers, the happier their workforce is, the lower levels of job turnover, lower levels of attrition, and easier time recruiting, higher rates of job satisfaction, higher rates of productivity."

Men: "The more egalitarian our relationships the happier both partners are."

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