Posts Tagged ‘men against violence’

Biden, White House Take on ‘Dating Violence’ from the Weekly Standard, 6/21/12

June 21st, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “‘Today, Vice President Biden, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and White House Advisor on Violence Against Women Lynn Rosenthal hosted an event to launch a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) about dating violence as part of the Vice President’s 1 is 2 Many campaign,’ a White House press release reads. ‘Due to the fact that young women today ages 16 to 24 experience the highest rates of violence at the hands of someone they know, the PSA’s target audience is men of this same age group. The PSA, which was produced by the White House, features professional athletes and other male role models who deliver the message that dating violence is unacceptable.’ Joining the President and Vice President in the PSA, which will air this summer on the ESPN Networks, the Fox Sports Networks, MLB Network, and NFL Network, are Joe Torre, Major League Baseball Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, and Manager of four World Series championship teams, David Beckham of the LA Galaxy, Eli Manning of the New York Giants, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies, and ESPN correspondent Andy Katz. Joining the Vice President and other Senior Administration officials today for the rollout of the PSA were Jimmy Rollins, David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays, who was there on behalf of his teammate Evan Longoria, and Andy Katz.”

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Opinion: What It Means To Be A Man from Ottawa Citizen, 6/18/12

June 19th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “Father’s Day is an opportunity for us dads to think about our role in ending sexual and domestic violence against women. We have not recognized our potential and our power in stopping these horrific crimes. We have been told, and we have told ourselves, that this is a women’s issue and we have been content to let them solve it. Women alone cannot solve this problem since most violence in our society is committed by men. Not all men, for sure, but too many of us.”
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The War On Women Begins With Girls from TIME, 3/19/12

March 29th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “Daughters and fathers have been in the news recently. In his response to Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a “slut,” President Obama said that he wanted his own daughters to grow up “to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way…And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.” A week later, John Ramsey expressed regret that he had entered his daughter, JonBenet, in beauty pageants and related events, including a parade just days before she was murdered. The need for fathers to help empower daughters is clear, since we still live in a world where some powerful men throw sexual slurs at adult women and girls are being sexualized and objectified at a younger and younger age.”

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Opinion: Chris Crass, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, and Top 5 Men Who Are Doing the Most for Women’s Rights from policymic, 2/28/12

February 28th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “Upon researching for this article, I realized that the topic was harder than what I imagined it would be. The lack of visibility around men who are working towards addressing women’s rights issues is a testament to the binary society we live in, where women are supposed to fight for women and men for men. These men, through their work, show that women’s rights are not only women’s issues; they are human rights issues. I hope that more men will follow in the footsteps of these progressive men and challenge their male privilege and simultaneously challenge women who believe men have no place advocating for women.”

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Sportscaster James Brown Teams With Verizon Foundation, Launches Campaign to End Domestic Violence
Campaign Promotes Respect and Equality; Educates Men on How to Help Victims of Abuse from Market Watch, 1/31/12

January 31st, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “Sportscaster James Brown, the host of CBS Network’s ‘The NFL Today’ and Showtime’s ‘Inside the NFL,’ has teamed with Verizon to launch a national campaign to end domestic violence against women and men. Brown appeared on several broadcast media outlets on Monday (Jan. 30) to enlist the support of sports fans to promote equality and respect, and to speak out against domestic violence.”

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Opinion: Stop Telling Women How to Not Get Raped-OUR VICTIM BLAMING TACTICS DO LITTLE TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULT from Ebony News and Views, 1/14/12

January 19th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “New rule for 2012: No more ad campaigns and public service announcements targeted at women to teach them how to avoid rape. It’s not effective, it’s offensive, and it’s also a lie. Telling women that they can behave in a certain way to avoid rape creates a false sense of security and it isn’t the most effective way to lower the horrible statistics which show that 1 in 5 women will become victims of a completed or attempted rape in their lifetime. The numbers for African American women are even higher at nearly 1 in 4. We need anti-rape campaigns that target young men and boys. Campaigns that teach them from a young age how to respect women, and ultimately themselves, and to never ever be rapists.”

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