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Raise boys as feminists to change 'culture of sexism', says Justin Trudeau

Canada’s prime minister writes article for Marie Claire saying boys ‘have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / Getty Images

Boys need to be raised to be feminists as much as girls because “our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism”, Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wrote in an essay published on Wednesday.

Teaching boys to be feminists gives them a sense of justice and empathy and helps them “escape the pressure to be a

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