A call to men “Ending Violence against Women”
Ted Bunch is the co-founder of A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and
Women Committed to Ending Violence against Women. Ted Bunch addresses NCC students and
faculty about the domestic and sexual violence prevention and the promotion of healthy
manhood. Mr. Bunch talks about the “the Man Box “where he showed images of athletes,
rappers, wrestlers, cops, Etc. He stated that men are restricted, confined, and boxed in. Not all
men fit this description. Men are part of the solution and part of the problem. Bunch discuss The
Socialization of Men, that men are taught to view women as having less value than men and
treating them as property, and how men aren’t suppose to cry or openly express emotions with
the exception of anger. He also talked about (Heterosexist) men often say do not be like a “gay
man” stating that men should not part take in feminine activities.
There are times I often see women constantly getting abuse by their boyfriends/ husbands out in
public and no one stopping them. One day when I was out hanging out with friends I saw a
couple arguing by the park, I watch this woman get verbally abuse by this guy, then all of a
sudden the guy hit her. Me and my friends approached the couple told the man to back off; when
the guy left we called 911 cause the woman was really hurt.
It's hard for women to say what they know men should do-because men will hear the message
differently whether it's coming from a man or woman. All men are not perpetrators of domestic
violence, it does clearly exist and it’s important to learn how sexism, male dominance and male
privilege lay the foundation for all forms of violence against women. Having a education for all
high school and university students and faculty against sexual and domestic violence will help
such actions from happening.
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