Don’t ask me to diminish myself — a response to patriarchy •
One of the excuses for the increased violence against women is that men feel emasculated by the gains that women have made professionally and socially. Margaret Blackie argues that the answer to gender-based violence does not come by elevating the self-esteem of men. Instead, the Church and other institutions should look at how the interests of all members of society can be served so that all enjoy equal dignity in every area of life.