focusing on men’s issues, it is not my intention
to minimize the wounds of women. We of the male
gender owe a deep debt of gratitude to those women
who have spoken out, not only to express their
own pain within our sexist culture, but also to
free men to be more fully themselves. Their cri
de coeur has helped men look more consciously
to their own wounding, and we are all better served
as a result. The example of women struggling to
free themselves from the shadows of the collective
gives courage and makes it necessary for ment
to do likewise. Unless men can emerge from darkness,
we shall continue to wound women and each other,
and the world can never be a safe or healthy place.
This work we do, then, is not only for ourselves
but also for those around us.