Pope to Men: Don’t Be So Macho

A record breaking 6 million people turned out in the Philippines to see Pope Francis on Sunday as he said his final goodbyes before ending his weeklong tour of Asia. But before he left, he had one last remark for the men—listen to the ladies and don’t be so macho. “There is only a small representation of females here, too little,” he said during a youth rally. “Women have much to tell us in today’s society. At times we men are too ‘machista’,” the Spanish term for male chauvinists. “(We) don’t allow room for women but women are capable of seeing things with a different angle from us, with a different eye. Women are able to pose questions that we men are not able to understand,” asking that there be more women among the crowd the next time he visits the Catholic university that hosted him.