Buzz·Posted on Sep 24, 201419 Reasons Every Man Should Be A FeministEquality always takes two.by Javier MorenoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Because you wouldn't like it if a woman you loved got catcalled. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com It's not so cool when someone is whistling, jeering, or yelling at your wife, girlfriend, sister, mother, or friend. 2. And objectification is never OK, regardless of sex. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com The blade cuts both ways. 3. Because you can still be a man and support equality. Simon Pegg @simonpegg Husband to a wife, father to a daughter, son to a mother. You bet I'm on board, @EmWatson! #heforshe Tue Sep 23 09:46:59 UTC+0000 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. Because gender stereotypes also hurt men. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Walt Disney Pictures / Via gifsofnicolascage.tumblr.com Phrases like "Man up!", "Boys don't cry", and "Be a man!" do more harm than good. 5. Because women are still woefully underrepresented in public office. Getty Images Jemal Countess At the rate we are going, it will take 500 years for representation to be equal in our government. 6. Because men can be an integral part of the push for feminism. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com The fight for equality can't possibly be done alone. 7. Because women can run a company just as well as men. Brian Ach Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was ranked No. 1 in Fortune's 2013 "40 under 40," and was the first female engineer at Google. 8. Because we can all benefit from more women in male-dominated science fields. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 9. Because chivalry is about politeness and respect, not subjugation. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Manners know no gender bias. 10. Because patriarchy affects both sexes. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Embedded notions of patriarchy and male toughness encourage dangerous behavior, make men more prone to violence, and can cause them to become emotionally distant. 11. Because when the roles are reversed you can see how ridiculously women are portrayed in commercials... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Caitlin Cowie and Mike Rose / Via buzzfeed.com Who actually eats a burger on the beach like this? 12. ... Music videos... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com 13. ... And in print media. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com 14. Because men can be the victims of physical abuse as well. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com Patriarchal norms contribute to the underreporting of domestic violence cases where a male is the victim. It is estimated that up to 40% of domestic violence victims are men. 15. Because pay should be based on merit not gender. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via blackpandahub.blogspot.com Women make about 78 cents to every dollar a man makes for the same job. 16. Because rape culture shouldn't be a culture at all. TheAnnotatedZoetrope @AnnotatdZoetrop "I need feminism because..." brave man making stand against rape culture via @being_feminist #steubenville Wed Mar 20 19:09:34 UTC+0000 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. Because you might have a daughter someday. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com And she certainly deserves equal treatment and opportunities. 18. Because actual feminism is not about demonizing men. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's about gender equality, plain and simple. 19. Because who in their right mind wouldn't want equality? View this photo on Instagram instagram.com When you help women gain freedom and rights, you gain the same in the process.