Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tony Porter - Break free of the "man box."

Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."

Tony Porter is the visionary and co-founder behind the nonprofit A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. Porter’s message of engagement and self-examination has connected powerfully with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs for such high-profile groups as the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, and colleges and universities around the country, including the US Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. Porter is also an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having done extensive work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He is a faculty member of the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Academy of Addiction Studies, where he co-authored their curriculum for clinicians who work with chemically dependent African-Americans. He also specializes in developing social justice models for human service organizations.

"Ted Bunch and Tony Porter shared their expertise in riveting testimony about men’s responsibility for ending violence against women, and they challenged well-meaning men to become part of the solution. The men spoke of their own journeys in understanding that domestic violence is a civil rights issue." From My Sister’s Place

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tony Porter can kiss my ass. There no fucking way men are going to stop acting like a men. We are men. Period. Any female bitch who has been disrespected, mistreated and abused deserved it.
Go back and look at your post on Cris Brown from March of this year. Did any of that shit you said really happen? CB is bigger than ever. No body gives a fuck what he did to rihanna then or now. Most of us must just said she deserved to be put in her place. Even other bitches said that. Now look who's bigger, His cock, or her whole fucking life.
So porter can lick every Black mans ass. Men should be and will always be MEN.
And for anyone male or female who don't like it, swallow bitch!




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