We need to SEE WOMEN as often as we see men in all areas of society. We need to know WE ARE AS IMPORTANT as men are. We need to know that we are AS NECESSARY to society as men are. We need to know that OUR VOICES ARE HEARD as frequently as men’s voices. We need AS MANY GREAT FEMALE ROLE MODELS in the media and all areas of society as men have. We need to know that we are NOT THE “OTHER” GENDER. We need to know that we are NOT PERIPHERAL to society, or sidelined. We need to know that we are EQUALLY CENTRAL in all areas of society as men are. We need to know that MEN and MALE are NOT THE SOCIETAL NORM. The male voice needs to be seen no longer the generic gender-neutral voice of “human-kind” but as a gendered male voice the same way as the female voice is seen as a gendered female voice.
So long as male singers/actors/movies/main characters are valued almost equally by men and women, but female singers/actors/movies/main characters are liked the same by women, but significantly less by men = then female everything will still be seen as inferior. It will still be seen as different, as female, as “other” from the “norm” (male everything is seen as “normal”/central in most aspects of society).