Posted by Casey Corcoran
Much progress has been made in the movement to end violence against women, yet we still have a very long way to go. As a man, I feel a deep obligation and responsibility to take both a public and private stance on this issue and I feel fortunate to be part of an organization, Futures Without Violence, that has been working to end violence against women for over 30 years.
As men, we often have a front row seat to the words and actions that are used to demean and demoralize women. And so this is my challenge to men: no more excuses and no more waiting. No more excuses for all of the ways that men hurt, minimize, and marginalize the girls and women in our lives and in our communities. No more excuses for the comments and actions that we let pass without saying a word. No more waiting to create solutions and make changes to the way we think about and treat women that ultimately benefit everyone – both women and men.
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