Who is that guy, anyway?
That guy can be anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. That guy can be YOU. That guy is not a superhero. Or even a regular one. That guy is just the one who listens to his inner voice and then uses his outer voice to say, “Can we not?” In fact, 8 out of 10 guys are uncomfortable when women are disrespected—but they think they’re the only ones.
It’s not just you. Speak up! Because you know that even random offhand sexism is not cool–and that letting it go fuels (at least gives a pass to) other kinds of disrespect and discrimination, even harassment and assault. Because you stand for something better. Because you figure that if everyone feels safe, respected, and able to be their best selves, everyone wins. And because you know what? When you step up, the rest of that 80% will be right there with you.