Monday, March 11, 2013

Way to Go, Men

"Gentlemen, it's time to write a new code of manhood," the White Ribbon website says. "It Starts With You."

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity and healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity.

In our January 4 blog, we stated that in order for the crimes against women to stop, focus must also be on the source of the rapes - the men. In the United States, almost all of our talk of rape prevention concerns females – how females can defend themselves and lower their chances of being raped by males.

It's encouraging to see men in Canada who are working with older men, young men, and boys to educate them about language and behaviors, as well as harmful ideas of manhood that lead to violence against women.