Sexual assault can happen to anyone, be it a guy or a girl. Typically though, women are the targets. UW Madison is now looking to more guys to tackle the issue.
Our Manager of National Programs, Adrian Valdivia, was recently featured on an NBC news report in Wisconsin in regards to UW Madison’s look into ending violence on campus. The school’s summit on ending campus violence turned to Adrian for how to not only engage men on campus but break down harmful gender roles that encourage bystander silence.
“It’s really important to engage men and see how this violence, this culture of violence, these harmful gender stereotypes and gender rules really affect men too.
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Men Can Stop Rape is thrilled to be a part of this summit and is ready to add our thoughts on ending domestic violence through the education and empowerment of young men.
Recently Pat McGann from Men Can Stop Rape was invited to speak on the show To The Point to talk about the White House’s It’s On Us campaign. Pat took time to discuss the core value of our work is empowering young men with the strength to end bystander silence and making them into advocates for stopping sexual assault. At Men Can Stop Rape we believe in redefining masculinity and teaching young men that violence and force do not make a man but that courage and the strength to stand for others does.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we want everyone to get involved. Starting tomorrow we’ll be posting about events in DC for our local community to attend but be sure to look up what is happening in your city!
If you watched Emma Watson’s speech and were moved to action be sure to visit the HeForShe page and join the solidarity movement. Together we can change how people see gender equality as a women’s issue and make it a human right’s issue.
Straying from BuzzFeed’s normal genre of humor commentary, this video speaks to the unspoken culture women face on a daily basis. From the every day to the extreme women are openly acknowledging that they deserve better. One way to make that happen is to make sure men are a part of the conversation and working with them to find a solution.
Armed with the right information and an understanding of the casual sexism and harassment women face on a daily basis, men have the power to help create a better culture of respect. This comic is a wonderful example of how men are women’s greatest allies and we believe in you!