Posted February 06, 2018 10:06:54 If you’re a woman and want to help tackle the sexualisation of young girls, you might want to take up the cause of gender equality.
That’s the message behind the Women’s Marcus Allen case, the award-winning documentary that explores the life and work of Marcus Allan.
It has taken decades for female activists to make a dent in the male-dominated industry.
Allen’s story is one of the most compelling of the female-led feminist movements, and his story is a cautionary tale for the young, male-led industries that are still struggling to break free of their patriarchal grip.
Allen, a teacher, had been teaching his class for more than a decade when he was sexually assaulted and left traumatised by the attack.
He later committed suicide.
He’s now an advocate for gender equality, and has a personal story to tell about what happened to him and why he’s so keen to talk about the subject.
But for Allen, the film is also a message to young men that they are not to be blamed for what happens to them.
Allen is not the first female teacher to be raped.
Last year, a female teacher was raped in an office at a New Zealand university, and another woman in the same role in India was raped.
In a society where men are constantly being blamed for things that are going wrong in their lives, Allen believes it’s crucial to take the courage to speak up.
“I want to tell young men: ‘If you don’t want to listen to me, if you’re not going to take me seriously, I don’t need you’.”
Allen, who was a teaching assistant for 20 years when he went on the rampage, was also sexually assaulted in a classroom at an English university in the late 1990s, after he told a colleague about the attack, she later told police.
Allen’s experience, she said, left her with a lot of anger and regret.
This incident sparked Allen to become a feminist campaigner.
His passion for gender issues has grown over the years.
He spoke at a feminist conference in London in 2018 and is now working on a book about his experiences.
The documentary follows Allen as he explores his life and his journey, starting with his early years, before his sexual assault.
A year ago, Allen started to plan the documentary.
He wanted to tell the story of his childhood and his parents, and to do it in a way that would not only be relatable to a young audience, but also reflect on the issue.
He thought about the fact that a lot more people are living under patriarchy today than at any point in the past, and he wanted to look at how society is still in its way of dealing with gender inequality.
To get a sense of the scope of Allen’s story, I spoke to Allen and his partner, who are both in their late 40s, about the challenges that men face when trying to tackle gender inequality and the challenges women face in doing so.
I have two brothers who are teachers, and they teach me a lot.
When I was young, they taught me how to be a good man.
They taught me what it meant to be an adult.
They taught me about how to treat women with respect.
They also taught me the importance of being a good husband.
But I have two young children who are also in secondary school, so it’s not like I have time to teach them about how important it is to be good.
What are your experiences of dealing in a male-only space?
When I was about 10, my teacher at the time, my mother, took me to a local theatre for a performance of Shakespeare, and she put on a dress and the teacher told us we were to be wearing skirts.
She said we could wear skirts but they’d have to have them drawn on the back.
She didn’t have a choice.
I’ve had a lot worse in the last 15 years, and I’m not a good person.
But then I remember I had a bit of a problem in school.
The teacher said, “You need to dress like a man”.
She put on some trousers, a skirt, and asked us if we wanted to play with them.
So I put on the trousers, and we did.
But when we were done with them, she came back to the room and asked me if I was a man.
She was very angry.
I felt very scared.
I was like, “Oh, I’m a boy.”
But then, I felt like she had made up her mind.
I started wearing them again and they were just as big as before.
I got to play as a boy again.
I don’t know how to express the amount of times that my mother said that to me.
You were in an institution and they told you you were a boy.
What’s your relationship to boys