CHEAP SEATS: Time for men to step up to stop domestic abuse
On Saturday, about 50 men walked down Front Street wearing red shoes and carrying signs condemning domestic violence and supporting Three Oaks Women’s Shelter in the annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event.
Every one of these men deserves our respect and appreciation. And every man needs to follow in their footsteps and do whatever we can to stop such abuse from continuing.
That means as men we need to step up and stop what other men are doing to women, women who are our family, our friends, and our neighbours.
As community citizens we need to urge police and the courts to continue cracking down hard on any domestic abuse.
As neighbours we need to make sure all women we know know they can count on us for help if they are abused, and that abusers know they can’t.
And as fathers and role models, we need to teach those who come after us that violence against women is never acceptable, it’s never the answer, it’s never right, under any circumstances.
Raising awareness about abuse and money to fight it are critical. But we need to keep moving forward.
Ultimately only men can stop domestic violence against women. It’s time we all committed to doing everything possible to making that happen.
I’m Bill Glisky and that’s the way I see things From the Cheap Seats
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