A Call to Men to Combat Violence Against Women
This Women in the World Foundation features the work of MEV Movement Maker Ted Bunch (and co-founder Tony Porter). A CALL TO MEN helps men recognize the Man Box’s (the name Ted has for a construction of masculinity that teaches boys and men to seek control, show no emotion, and view women as objects) toxic ingredients and help them escape its confines to develop what Ted calls “healthy manhood.”
“Whether it’s marketing or what our children are being taught in school, respecting women is not something that men are taught to do,” he said. “It’s part of the upbringing of every man in the United States, in one way or another.”
A Call to Men use workshops, seminars and educational tools such as DVDs to shift gender norms, and show men the ways that they participate in and support – often unconsciously – a culture that perpetrates violence against women.
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