At the UN Women summit, an event to celebrate the 1.3 million men and boys who have signed up to the ‘HeForShe’ movement, it was imperative to get across the damage of gender equality on society and the economy.
It was Edgar Ramirez, an actor, journalist, and activist, who begged individuals to think before answering the question: “What does it mean to be human?” Current Unicef ambassador, Ramirez told the gathered celebrities and heads of state that gender inequality is a massive issue for boys and men.
He clarifies that this beliefs and behaviors set up boys for failure and spurs high rates of depression and suicide. Suicide in the UK is the number one killer of men aged between 20 and 34. Yet mental health among men is a “complete taboo”, he said.
Edgar closed the speech by establishing both genders on the same floor: “As long as you are burdened, I am too,”.
It’s all about equality and breaking social norms; therefore, we have to be conscious of this social impediment, in order to pursuit freedom of one’s self successfully.
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