In announcing the White House Council on Women and Girls, President Obama declared:
“With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to advocate for our highest ideals, we can advance our common well-being and strengthen the fabric of our nation.”
There is no Council for boys.
That was March of 2009. It’s been five years… Five years that the White House has been discriminating against our nation’s boys.
And it’s not like we haven’t been asking. In 2010, Warren Farrell brought together a bi-partisan group of leading American authors, academics, and practitioners to create the White House Council on Boys and Men. You can learn about the creation here, see the bios of the commission members here, and you can find me among other prominent women who support this effort here.
Every time they’ve approached the President, they’ve been turned away.
So, if it’s true what the president said, above, why is this group being denied equal representation?
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