Simple Ways To Be A Male Ally

Michael Urbina’s blog post 101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women contains a lot of great suggestions for men who want to become aware of and cut back on sexist behavior that they might be unconsciously modeling. I like most of the ideas, though I don’t think that a guy having nude pictures of women is automatically a no-no when it comes to being an ally. But then, I hang out with a lot of artists, and we’ve got an artist in my family, so I’m pretty de-sensitized to nude images.

What do you think – is the list missing anything? Could any of the suggestions be tweaked or improved?

About Jeana


Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.