A Man’s March for Women’s Equality
Northwestern senior Matt Hannigan, an economics major who often dabbles in the social sciences, recently took his first gender studies class and found the experience completely transformative and revolutionary. Matt was learning about totally new issues such as a supposed wage gap between men and women, and something about birth control. These issues were ones that he was sure would anger other people too, so he hoped to spread the message of gender inequality across campus. Matt realizes that as a male, there is little to nothing he can do to fix the problem and just wishes that women were more invested in making a change for themselves.
“I think the problem is that women keep getting bogged down by this glass ceiling. I’m not sure what or where it is, but I think just taking a hammer to it should do the trick.” said Matt, happy to lend a hand to the cause. Matt feels very strongly that women deserve most of the same rights as men, and is making big plans to start change right here at Northwestern.
“I’m thinking of gathering some people together and protesting in some way, like maybe doing a march or something? I’m really surprised that there hasn’t been a march for women’s rights before but I think I’m really excited to lead one ” said Matt, certain that having both a mother and a sister has equipped him with a complete understanding of women. Matt hopes that as many people as possible will educate themselves on gender inequality and join him at his march, ‘A Man’s March for Women’s Equality’ next Saturday on Sheridan Road.