"The underlying message here is that women deserve equity and equality
because of our relationships to men. Continuing to re-enforce the idea
that men should respect women and fight for women’s equality because
mother/sister/daughter/whatever perpetuates the idea that women don’t
already deserve those things based solely on our status as human beings.
It encourages men to think of women always and only in relation to
themselves, as if our pseudo-humanity is only an after-thought of men’s real
humanity. The truth is that women are whole, complete people,
regardless of our status in the lives of men. This is what men should
hear, over and over again. This is what everyone should hear, every day."