TED Talks – Tony Porter: A call to men

What can I say? Thanks to my son for directing me to this presentation by Tony Porter. He spoke at the University of Connecticut in Fall 2009 to a large group of students, many young men, and was able to truly communicate with them. They understood him and his message about being stuck in the “Man Box” and how this has been the cause of so much violence against women in the world.

I’ll stop and let you hear him.

So quickly, I’d like to just say, this is the love of my life, my daughter Jay. The world I envision for her, how do I want men to be acting and behaving? I need you on board. I need you with me. I need you working with me and me working with you on how we raise our sons and teach them to be men — that it’s okay to not be dominating, that it’s okay to have feelings and emotions, that it’s okay to promote equality, that it’s okay to have women who are just friends and that’s it, that it’s okay to be whole, that my liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman.

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