Women's Awareness Blog











{October 5, 2014}   A CALL TO MEN TO END MISOGYNIST VIOLENCE: Soldiers No More

Misogynist violence isn’t the biological imperative of men. Misogyny, the worldview that engenders, validates, and normalizes violence against women, is beaten into boys and woven into the fabric of “successful masculinity”. http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2014/06/03/soldiers-no-more-in-the-war-against-women/

“There are three key aspects of male socialization that have created, maintained, and normalized men’s violence against women. As men we must begin to unpack and deconstruct this socialization…In a society where men value women less and see them as property, an environment is created which overwhelmingly supports the objectification of women. Whether it’s the music and entertainment industry, corporate America, or even on a street corner, women are treated by men as objects (particularly sexual objects) throughout every stratum of our society.” http://www.movetoendviolence.org/blog/call-men-ending-mens-violence-against-women

10 Things Men Can Do To Engage Your Community
Solicit the newspaper to do an editorial series on violence against women and girls and the role of men in stopping it.

Call on the local school board to host one assembly on the role of men and boys in stopping violence against women and girls.

10 THNGS MEN CAN CONTRIBUTE TO ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN:

Advocate for creation of a drama team in partnership with a local school to do prevention education for teens on gender-based violence.

Get local churches or faith groups to develop one local activity to focus on stopping violence against women and promoting healthy manhood.

Obtain and distribute information on the services of men’s prevention organizations you participate.

Commit to provide information about preventing violence against women and girls to at least one organization you belong to.

Advocate for all local middle school and high school sports coaches to attend a training on violence against women and girls.

Host an Annual Event (Pancake Breakfast or Lunch) to help men raise awareness about violence against women and recruit other men to participate.

Contact your local DV and SV services and join as allies support the work that women are doing.

Give your time, talents, gifts, and resources to domestic violence prevention programs in your community. http://www.acalltomen.org/engage

Awareness is the key to change, socially and politically.

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