Tony Porter: A Call To Men
"Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The
National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence
Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of
the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the
book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.
Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many
grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with
numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football
League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities
around the country. He has worked with the United States Military
Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having
worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and
Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United
Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script
consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)
This perfectly sums up something that’s been on my mind lately. My dad was very concerned about my safety after moving to a new city alone. He’s a naturally cautious person, extremely so.
He wanted me to carry at least two self defense items, in addition to my knives and safety cat, yet in the course of a casual conversation with a man we’d just met, managed to mention my address to the stranger.
It stuck with me because my dad sees danger in a lot of things, but it wouldn’t even occur to him that I wouldn’t want to give my address out to a man I just met, even if it related to a friendly conversation.
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