Tuesday, June 9, 2009

There is an urgent need to do something

Over the weekend I met yet another woman who has been assaulted; she was only 21 years old at the time. She was assaulted by a 30 year old guy from last year's Burning Man. For 6 months, she was in inner agony, she cried every day, and understandably, she shut herself off from any intimacy with men. That assault can happen at something ostensibly as cool and hip as Burning Man, that speaks to how ubiquitous sexual assualt is; the pesonal devastation she experienced speaks to how urgent the need is to do something about it. - Dan, Men Standing Up Volunteer

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What is Men Standing Up?

Moving to End Sexual Assault's Men's Prevention Education program in Boulder, Colorado is dedicated to raising awareness about rape prevention. Studies show that that men and boys hear a message about ending sexual violence better from other males, making men’s involvement crucial in creating lasting social change.