How can we support men to keep them from becoming abusive?
This comment was by Danny in reference to the post Male Abusers: When Strength is Just a Front for Fear
There’s enough blame to go around.
But the real question is – how can we support men to keep them from becoming abusive?
By showing men the same compassion/sympathy/empathy that is constantly asked of us.
You can’t get far without coming across a campaign, an article, a post, or something promoting the idea that men must learn to have compassion/sympathy/empathy for women and understand their experiences.
But you can get pretty far without seeing efforts to extend that consideration to men as well.
I think a good start is to start taking the abuse and mistreatment of boys as seriously as when girls are mistreated and abused. That is not a cure all of course but I think it would go pretty far in showing men that people do care about us.
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