December 2, 2014

Terry Crews may have just put out a book entitled Manhood: How to Be A Better Man – Or Just Live With One but he also has strong opinions on the issue of feminism.


He recently told Elamin Abdelmahmoud at the Maps to Manhood conference, “I think the big thing about feminism is that it scares men because, you know — the big deal is that people are scared of being controlled…I want to be clear that feminism is not saying ‘women are better than men.’ That’s not what’s going on…What it is is that we’re talking about gender equality, true gender equality…but the problem is that men have always felt like they’re more valuable…I have been that guy where I felt I was more valuable than my wife and kids.”

He also explained why men need to show their support on feminist issues saying, “I kind of relate it to slavery. Or even civil rights. Let’s not even go back to slavery, let’s go to civil rights — the people who were silent at the lunch counters, when it was the black lunch counter and the white one or the schools were segregated…and you were quiet. You were accepting it. Same thing with men right now. If you don’t say anything, you are, by your silence–its acceptance. I’m not going to be silent.”

Featured photo: Invision / Richard Shotwel