I co-created the South Africa Project with a group of friends. We promote gender equality in order to combat rape which is a big factor in the HIV/Aids pandemic in South Africa.
I have written about the cultural aspects of Gender (In)Equality and our website talks more about it. I am passionate about the subject.
I am a proponent of balanced relationships were two equally strong partners challenge each other.
Where does that stem from? What role does gender equality play in my personal life?
Gender equality is a concept that still raises the blood pressure or the heart rate of many men in our times. There are different approaches to defend the status quo:
- It’s always been like this
- Things are easier if roles are clearly divided
- Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars
- No way I let a woman tell me what to do
I could argue in a number of ways to explain my interest in the subject.