United State: Counterpoint Press
Audiobook: Brilliance Audio/Signature Series
Canada: House of Anansi Press
French-language: Editions XYZ
Korean edition: Bada
The Time Has Come
Why Men Must Join the
Gender Equality Revolution
With humor, story-telling, compassion, and hard-hitting analysis, this is a compelling look at why men must take a stand for gender equality. For men, it’s a positive story not only of the benefits to women, but surprisingly, to men themselves.
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Praise for The Time Has Come
“An inspiring book written loaded with wisdom and pragmatism. I strongly recommend it!”
Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, U.N. Special Adviser on Global Education
“The Time has Come is critically 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
“The struggle for the rights of women and girls is equally men’s business and stops being such a struggle when it’s seen that way.”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UN Women
“A special book.”
Judy Norsigian, co-creator, “Our Bodies Ourselves”
“The Time Has Come is world-changing and life-changing for women and for the men who make a stand.”
Gary Barker, member of the UN Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders
"This book is a timely, incisive and accessible wake-up call for men around the world. One of the things I'm asked most commonly in my work is: where are the men discussing these issues? Why aren't more men taking up this cause? Where is the book that will speak to men about this topic? Well they don't need to wait any longer. That book is here. It is vital reading for men everywhere and I hope it will support new wave of men and boys to become part of a battle that is as much theirs as it is women's."
Laura Bates, Writer and Founder of Everyday Sexism
"Just as I expected, a thought-provoking book from Michael Kaufman. He is SO right that the time has truly come for men to step it up for a gender equal world, to listen to the voices of women – and to take joint action. Gender equality is not a woman’s problem, it is a societal issue, an economic issue, and an imperative for driving progress for all.”
Katja Iversen, President/CEO, Women Deliver
“Kaufman provides a compelling case for men’s stake in joining the fight for gender equity and for the benefits that we stand to gain in doing so. With humor, heart, and research he provides a relatable blueprint for men who want to embark on this important journey.”
Matt McGorry, actor and activist, “Orange is the New Black,” “How to Get Away With Murder”
“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, Former President and CEO, Catalyst
“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
“Like the father I played in Bend It Like Beckham, the time has come for men to open our hearts and minds to the aspirations of the girls and women around us. The Time Has Come is an important contribution to that goal. It is an essential book for our time.”
Anupam Kher, Actor and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India
“From a long career at the forefront of the movement for gender justice, Michael Kaufman offers a beautifully written, compelling vision for how men’s lives can improve - indeed, are already improving - as sexism and its supporting structures give way. He models both compassion and an uncompromising commitment to truth as he traces new possibilities for men and paints an enticing picture of what lies just ahead. Parents of boys will find Kaufman’s message essential and encouraging.”
Michael C. Reichert, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, University of Pennsylvania and author of “How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men”
“This is a must-read book that will help us to rethink and redefine gender roles. It thoughtfully describes the deep-rooted stereotypes we need to challenge and the opportunities that will arise when we do. This is a book of hope.”
Aline Santos, Executive Vice President Global Marketing and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Unilever
"This is THE global guidebook for all men, particularly our young men, to reflect and reconcile the global struggle and aspiration to redefine our lives as men. May all of us take what we learn from this book to action: listening to women and engaging men to work toward a better tomorrow for all.”
David L. Bell, MD MPH, Medical Director, The Young Men’s Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital
One of the first men to stand up publicly against violence against women, Michael Kaufman has written a comprehensive and popular call to men to join the battle for gender equality not only through ending violence against women but also by supporting women’s equality on an economic, social, political and personal level. Give it to every man you know.
Judy Rebick, feminist, journalist and author of “Heroes in My Head,”
"While progress toward achieving gender equity in media and entertainment, is still glacial in many areas, we need to engage men and boys to stand by our sides, to help give us a stronger voice, get us a seat at the table and to be our champions in order to accelerate and make systemic change. Michael’s book is a must-read!"
Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
“Kaufman’s The Time Has Come offers a personal and instructive appeal for men to take the journey from self-reflection to allyship to advocacy around gender equality.”
Wade Davis, former NFL player, writer and educator
“Michael Kaufman forces us to face the central question in working to stop violence against women and for gender equality: ‘If not now, when?’”
Olivia Chow, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University, former member of Parliament, Canada, and survivor of physical and sexual violence
"Michael Kaufman makes a compelling case for why ‘women's issues,’ are everyone's issues and for the role men play in challenging misogyny and creating more just societies."
Soraya Chemaly, writer and director of Women's Media Center Speech Project
Growing numbers of men are questioning and abandoning the narrow norms of manhood that feed sexism and violence against women and that constrain men’s and boys’ own lives. Combining informed insight, personal stories, and an optimistic spirit, Michael Kaufman invites men to take up a vital role in building a world of gender justice. The Time Has Come is a perfect primer for men – fathers, sons, brothers, lovers, friends, and others – who care about women and girls, men who want richer lives for boys and men.
Dr Michael Flood, author of Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention