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Letter from the Editor — Spring 2018

Leave it to a teenager, from the generation that has grown up knowing that being equal does not mean being the same. That generation has come together recently as one, to fight the legislators who refuse to do anything to stop gun violence less they lose their NRA funding.

In this issue of Alice, the Male Issue, we invited contributions from men and women and we have a series of stories that build on one another to support and reveal the mission of this next generation. We look at #MeToo as an inspiring movement, urging us all to step up and speak out when we see someone mistreated. We have contributions that address equality, in the workplace and out, and consider the steps that still need to be taken to break the glass ceiling, find our place of power, and once we have— manage it. Finally, we have pieces about the choices we make to live our lives in peace. When surrounded by bigotry or ignorance, what we do to find common ground and create the change we want to see in our communities.

As the teens from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas school create awareness about their power and determination to change current gun laws, as the #MeToo movement encourages everyone to speak their truth about sexual harassment and misconduct, as we find our courage and strength to break the old-school patriarchal traditions in society, we are entering an age when we are banding together, blurring the lines between male and female, and creating real change.

The Millenial generation refused to conform, and this next generation (not yet named), is pushing that agenda forward. They seem to understand the best way to change perceptions about equality and our roles in the future is to stand together and support each other as we all build a new, progressive society.

XO, Maura Alice

 

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