For three and a half decades, MICHAEL KAUFMAN, PhD has been a pioneer engaging men to promote gender equality. He is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. As a writer and speaker, he has worked across America and in almost fifty countries, including extensively with the United Nations, numerous governments, NGOs, and businesses. He is currently a Senior Fellow with Promundo and lives in Toronto, Canada. He delivered the keynote at the United Nations’ 2016 and 2017 Women Empowerment Principles events. He is the author or editor of eight books on gender issues, on democracy and development studies, including, The Guy’s Guide to Feminism, Theorizing Masculinities, and Cracking the Armor: Power, Pain the Lives of Men.
Praise for Count Me In!
“[C]ritically important for our time and required reading for us all. I had a hard time putting it down – it’s a great book.” —Rosanna Arquette, Emmy-nominated actor
“For too long the struggle for the rights of women and girls was seen as women’s business. Of course it’s equally men’s business and stops being such a struggle when it’s seen that way. This reframing gives us a chance to understand violence against women as deeply toxic for us all.” —Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
“An inspiring book loaded with wisdom and pragmatism. I strongly recommend this awesome book. COUNT ME IN!” —Ziauddin Yousafzai, Father of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Co-founder of the Malala Fund, United Nations Special Adviser on Global Education
“With a combination of compelling stories and facts, Michael Kaufman offers a timely and important case for engaging men in the ongoing fight for gender equality.” —Deborah Gillis, President and CEO, Catalyst
“Michael Kaufman is among the most prominent male allies for social justice in the world today. In this new book he makes a more personal case to women —and men: gender equality is good for everyone! A vital and necessary book by one of the most visible activists and surest of guides.” —Michael Kimmel, author of Angry White Men and Guyland
“Through personal stories, insights gleaned from decades of working to end gender-based violence, and practical advice for those men ready to step up to the plate, Kaufman has produced a special book. It will be an important guide to the many men now seeking ways to stop violence against women, to create a more nurturing and loving culture for all. Now especially, a major ‘men’s movement’ is needed to counter the kind of male leadership that seems to encourage the very violence that continues to endanger our lives and well-being.” —Judy Norsigian, co-creator, Our Bodies Ourselves
“Being a male feminist isn’t an option. It’s a requirement, a duty, and a calling. This is not a book about history. This is a book about the future, and a guide on how to get there. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Michael, not just for being the messenger, but for spending his life living the message.” —Andy Dunn, Co-founder and CEO of Bonobos men’s clothing stores
“[W]orld-changing and life-changing for women and for the men who make a stand.” —Gary Barker, Founder and CEO of Promundo, Washington D.C. and member of the UN Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders
Praise for The Guy’s Guide to Feminism
“A relevant, inclusive, funny, and straight-to-the-point explanation of how and why feminism improves life for the male half of the world, too.” —Gloria Steinem
“Feminism touches everyone, every day. Kaufman and Kimmel guide us through a conversation that is imperative in our society−and they do it with clarity and humor.” —Donald McPherson, former NFL Quarterback and College Football Hall of Fame
“The Guy’s Guide to Feminism is the book for guys on how to be more authentic and fight for a more just world.” —Courtney E. Martin, author and editor at Feministing.com