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What a rockin’ panel there was yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative! Breakthrough’s Mallika Dutt lead a panel including Don McPherson, Carlos Andres Gomez, and Gary Barker about the role of men in ending violence against women. The energy in the room was magnetic: we’ll be uploading a great video snippet soon! -Dana

What a rockin’ panel there was yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative! Breakthrough’s Mallika Dutt lead a panel including Don McPherson, Carlos Andres Gomez, and Gary Barker about the role of men in ending violence against women. The energy in the room was magnetic: we’ll be uploading a great video snippet soon! -Dana

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Morpheus wouldn’t lead you astray- make your promise to end violence against women today. www.breakthrough.tv/ringthebell

Morpheus wouldn’t lead you astray- make your promise to end violence against women today. www.breakthrough.tv/ringthebell

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People from 137 different countries have rung the bell against violence in just 2 weeks, since our campaign launch! Join them and add your voice

People from 137 different countries have rung the bell against violence in just 2 weeks, since our campaign launch! Join them and add your voice

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Stand with Chandler Massey to end violence against women. Make your #RingtheBell promise today: www.breakthrough.tv/ringthebell 

Stand with Chandler Massey to end violence against women. Make your #RingtheBell promise today: www.breakthrough.tv/ringthebell 

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Sir Patrick Stewart: just one of one million men standing up to end violence against women. Join him and make your promise

Sir Patrick Stewart: just one of one million men standing up to end violence against women. Join him and make your promise

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Breakthrough is RISING with #VDay and #1billionrising! Here’s a GIF we made from our dance mob at Washington Square Park, NYC! -Dana

Breakthrough is RISING with #VDay and #1billionrising! Here’s a GIF we made from our dance mob at Washington Square Park, NYC! -Dana

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Your Friday inspiration, courtesy of One Billion Rising & Eve Ensler. 

Violence against women hurts everyone, including men. Watch men break free from the limiting strictures of our modern definition of masculinity.

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My take on what’s been happening in Delhi - and beyond.
The last two weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for me. As a long-time feminist and human rights, I am both horrified by the recent gang rape and murder in Delhi—and hopeful that the remarkable outrage in response means that change is on the way.
I am filled with deep anger and sorrow–sorrow that this brave young woman died, and anger at the levels of violence that women face at home, in the streets and in the workplace every day. I am also angry that it took such a brutal incident for the country to react and take to the streets. And as well-intentioned as it may be, one narrative that is also making me angry is the one that calls on men to think about women as their mother, sister, wife or daughter–as if this relational understanding will somehow lead to a change in mindset and make men allies. This kind of thinking only reinforces the relational and dependent way in which men view women. And women certainly don’t experience any kind of equality as a wife, mother, sister or daughter in their homes. Men need to change their mindsets and see women as fully human, as full citizens, as people entitled to human rights in their own right!
All of that said, I have been particularly heartened to see the number of young men joining women in demanding change and accountability for women’s safety and security. I am hoping that this moment will mark India’s transition from a country that is the worst place for women to one that will lead the charge for serious recognition of women’s human rights the world over.
-Mallika

My take on what’s been happening in Delhi - and beyond.

The last two weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for me. As a long-time feminist and human rights, I am both horrified by the recent gang rape and murder in Delhi—and hopeful that the remarkable outrage in response means that change is on the way.

I am filled with deep anger and sorrow–sorrow that this brave young woman died, and anger at the levels of violence that women face at home, in the streets and in the workplace every day. I am also angry that it took such a brutal incident for the country to react and take to the streets. And as well-intentioned as it may be, one narrative that is also making me angry is the one that calls on men to think about women as their mother, sister, wife or daughter–as if this relational understanding will somehow lead to a change in mindset and make men allies. This kind of thinking only reinforces the relational and dependent way in which men view women. And women certainly don’t experience any kind of equality as a wife, mother, sister or daughter in their homes. Men need to change their mindsets and see women as fully human, as full citizens, as people entitled to human rights in their own right!

All of that said, I have been particularly heartened to see the number of young men joining women in demanding change and accountability for women’s safety and security. I am hoping that this moment will mark India’s transition from a country that is the worst place for women to one that will lead the charge for serious recognition of women’s human rights the world over.

-Mallika

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Attention, Senators dragging their feet on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Michael Bolton has something to say to you. Yeah, that Michael Bolton! 

“Since when did we stop prosecuting men for committing crimes?” he said of the ability of some men to escape prosecution on Indian reservations. “We’re past this already and there’s a danger that we’re going to go backwards with the VAWA act, and I don’t want to see that happen.”

Who knew? Turns out the crooner with the best head of hair in the business has a great brain to match. Preach on, Bolton! 
— Katie

Attention, Senators dragging their feet on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Michael Bolton has something to say to you. Yeah, that Michael Bolton!

“Since when did we stop prosecuting men for committing crimes?” he said of the ability of some men to escape prosecution on Indian reservations. “We’re past this already and there’s a danger that we’re going to go backwards with the VAWA act, and I don’t want to see that happen.”

Who knew? Turns out the crooner with the best head of hair in the business has a great brain to match. Preach on, Bolton!

— Katie

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