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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
As a longtime global women’s-rights activist, I see the perils of this kind of injunction every day in my work. I’ve seen over and over how this culture of “toxic masculinity”—the same culture that encourages men to “stand your ground,” no matter the consequences—enables all manner of violence, including violence against women.
Mallika Dutt on The Daily Beast.
Good thing masculinity is not inherent but rather learned - and I’m sure with the support of men we can build a healthier model of masculinity that will serve as a solution to the problem of violence against women.
The song is surely catchy but is it fair to women? Hollie McNish, a poet, has come up with an amazing comeback to a song most would or should consider an insult to women.
Play Flo Rida’s video, ‘Blow My Whistle’ and Hollie’s poem at the same time, and mute the sound off Flo Rida’s video. Let us know what you think.
Darnell Moore, a renowned writer and activist for women’s rights, racial equality, and rights of queer of color, makes his promise.
“I promise to ring the bell by standing against sexual violence against women and young girls. I grew up in a home with a mother who was abused by my father and I have made a commitment to ensure that women, young girls do not have to go through the same thing that my mother went through and that my younger sisters experienced.”
What is your promise? Tell us at www.breakthrough.tv/ringthebell
My respect for my mother grew into a strong respect for all women in the world. When media and peers at prep school consistently portrayed women as objects or lesser than men, I always knew that something wasn’t right because of the strength that my mother portrayed day-in and day-out.
And in that strength, I learned from my mother how to be a man. See, being a man isn’t about shaving. It’s not about making rape jokes. It’s not even about having a dick. It is about accountability. It is about responsibility. And it is about doing our part to leave this world better than how we found it.
It’s always great to see young men #RingTheBell!
Watch the video here.
Photo credits: Teri Bloom
Congratulations to Chandler Massey who just won his second Emmy! This is the second year in a row that he has won the award for Younger Lead Actor for his role as Will Horton on Days of our Lives. We are so proud of all the work he does, especially his commitment to ending violence against women, as you can see in his video promise for our Ring The Bell campaign. Congratulations, Chandler!