How Men Can Help

Sexual Violence affects us all in one way or another. As a society we all need to be aware and work towards a culture without sexual violence, moving away from rape culture and towards consent culture. We are a feminist and women’s based organization and we encourage and welcome the support of men, and all genders, in our community.

Men and boys can get involved in variety of ways:

  • attend public education forums and fundraising events,
  • speak up about violence against women – Don’t be a Silent Bystander.
  • organize your own fundraiser
  • donate the money to a local women’s organization.
  • join an organization like the White Ribbon Campaign and
  • above all else be a positive role model for the young men in your life.
  • deconstruct toxic masculinity by encouraging men and boys to freely express their feelings and emotions
  • end ‘locker room talk’ by challenging casually used rape jokes or the sexual objectification of women and girls.

Helpful Links:

White Ribbon Campaign
This organization is working to end violence against women.
https://www.whiteribbon.ca/

Men & Healing
“If you are a man who was emotionally, physically, and/or sexually abused or assaulted, you are not alone, you are not to blame and the feelings and thoughts you are having are normal. Healing is possible. Join us in our individual or group therapy services”
https://menandhealing.ca/

Violence Against Women – It’s a Man’s Issue by Jackson Katz TEDxtalk

A Call to Men by Tony Porter, TEDWomen

The Mask you Live In – Documentary, part of The Representation Project

About the film: “The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives.”

http://therepresentationproject.org/film/the-mask-you-live-in-film/

Draw the Line
Engaging Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence.
http://www.draw-the-line.ca

In Her Shoes – Activity Kits

“In Her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence is the original simulation, which is great for educating a broad range of community and professional groups and can be facilitated in sessions of 1-2 hours”

In Her Shoes Training Kits