#MeToo, March 8, November 25, the manada, #Cuéntalo, #Niunamenos. The fourth wave of feminism has broken into everyday life with unprecedented force, and it’s here to stay. While social networks often put forth contradictory messages, feminist solidarity––sisterhood––is breaking down frontiers and trying to stop toxic and violent sexism.
How are young people experiencing this? While girls know who they are and what they are worth, boys are disconcerted, unable to choose between old models of masculinity and new ones that haven’t yet taken shape. All this in a world where we remain conditioned by a sexism that just won’t disappear, and has even grown stronger in recent years.
Octavio Salazar, a reference point in the effort to change young men through feminism, offers these committed, impassioned pages to help young people embrace equality. Without censoring anyone, and with a direct and simple message, #WeToo shakes the foundations of a patriarchal society to offer a guide and open spaces for reflection in classrooms, on the streets, in everyday life. Chapters like “The Opposite of Feminism is Ignorance,” “Fuck With Empathy,” and “If No is Yes, it’s No” are calls to action, to feminism, that everyone, boys and girls, can respond to. Because by doing so, we can help build fully democratic societies and a more just world.