The Verizon Foundation has produced a frightening video titled Monsters. The video's perverse message can be summed up in this slide: "She's afraid of her dad."
The video revels in powerful yet destructive stereotypes: fathers as abusers, wives as victims, and young boys as future abusers. The video tells the impressionable viewer:
"The child who lives with domestic violence... is afraid of the monster just down the hall," a girl's voiceover intones, while frightening images of a hunchbacked monster-dad flit across the screen: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/52044-verizon-foundation-national-domestic-hotline-video-launch-monsters click here
To be honest this video is not just biased, it's awful. Tell Verizon (politely) to clean up its act.
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Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
It's really bullshit that Verizon did this and we should definitely give Verizon a piece of our mind on this issue by letting them know a video like this is unacceptable.