I think the problem with that is that there are groups of people with competing value systems that don't want to work together. In Canada, for example, we are having a problem with an increase in honor killings. There is clearly a conflict of value systems in this case: one that posits women as the property of men and one that thinks women are autonomous human beings with the right to life. Is there room for a constructive solution, in this regard?
How about pro-life vs pro-choice? Is there a constructive solution that doesn't blatantly disempower one group at the expense of the other? Honor killing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally Posted by NoJobRob
The message needs to be one of unity. When you have different pockets of people who all basically want the same thing, but don't work together, you're left with different factions who stand on their own, but could be much more effective if they worked together for a common goal.
Having said that, I don't think the issues of marginalization as they apply to women can be neatly separated from the social issues that regulate masculinity, and to be fair, gender roles do disempower and harm men as well.