First Man Standing

Father

Respect

Treat your children equally and make it clear that you believe men and women to be equal: ask them why they use ‘girly’ as an insult, tell them about strong women you respect, let your daughters know that cars and Lego are definitely not ‘just for boys’ and be a role model in how to treat women respectfully, starting at home with your wife or partner.

Challenge

Talk to your children: don’t let their ideas about women be formed by school gossip or the media, and have open discussions about relationships, sex, pornography and gender inequality. Encourage them to be critical of the unhealthy messages they hear around them every day and to challenge sexism when they encounter it.