Slam Poet Jeremy Loveday says #MensLetsTalk about gender violence
Earlier this year, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that 1 in 3 of the world’s women have or will experience physical or sexual violence throughout their lifetime. It was noted that these numbers were likely underestimates. Alongside the report, the director-general of WHO, described it as a “global health problem of epidemic proportions.” While campaigns like this often stir controversy at their excluding male victims and survivors, all the research we currently have shows that women represent the vast majority of victims and men represent the vast majority of perpetrators. As such, the particular dynamics of this issue are worth addressing on their own and through this particular lens. What we know today of crime and criminality we know because we’ve studied it through both broad and highly-specific perspectives.
Jeremy Loveday is the 2-time defending Victoria Poetry Slam Champion. His latest campaign hopes to raise awareness for gender-based violence and, more than that, he wants to initiate a worldwide conversation among men. What’s driving this? What changes can be made? Check out his latest work below and connect with him afterwords on Twitter @JeremyLoveday with the hasthag #MenLetsTalk.