I found that no matter what app I used, no matter what safeguards were put in place, women were constantly being harassed. Men have created an environment where women are constantly on guard for the next potential boundary violation.
Actors, activists, athletes – Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Matt Walsh, Zainab Salbi, Anthony Rapp, Mark Herzlich, and Jonathan Stewart – stand together to promote healthy manhood and prevent gender-based violence this Father’s Day.
By Tony Porter, CEO of A CALL TO MEN
I’m wearing orange this weekend to remember the thousands of Americans who die each year due to gun violence.
Millions of young people today refuse to blindly accept “traditional” gender norms. They reject the harmful lessons of collective male socialization — the rigid set of behaviors and expectations that we call the Man Box. They are ready, willing, and able to forge a new path.
Men and boys don’t ask for, offer or accept help. It’s a direct result of our collective socialization – what we at A CALL TO MEN call the Man Box. The Man Box teaches men to always act like we have everything under control.
Nothing and no one have taught me more about how to be my authentic self than watching my son love and claim himself.
Even though we had name tags which clearly identified me as project manager and my boss as CEO, I was consistently addressed as the lead because my boss was a woman.
When we speak, people listen. Our actions send messages across college campuses and can motivate our chapters across the country to follow our lead. Our letters are a platform that give us the power to project our voices and advocate for social change.