Gender discrimination is alive and well, Dr. Robin says. "It's not fair that because someone is a man and someone else is a woman that [one] is taken seriously and the other person is blown off," she says.
Ending sexism isn't going to happen unless parents start raising their children with a new perspective, Dr. Robin says. Fathers, husbands and brothers have a particularly important role to play in ending gender inequality, Dr. Robin says. Addressing someone who is treating a woman in your life with disrespect is a great first step, she says. "As a man [you can] say to someone, 'You know, when my wife came in she wasn't talked to the same way [as you talked to me] and I am uncomfortable with that,'" she says.
Making a conscious effort to level the playing field and change the hearts of people who discriminate will help to change our culture for the better, Dr. Robin says. "What is not fair in the past doesn't have to become our present or our future."