Thanks to all of your calls, emails, and protests across the country, Verizon has taken down the Monster video. The gender-biased video portrayed men as abusive monsters, boys as potential abusive monsters, and only women and girls as victims.
Activists across the United States and Canada went to their local Verizon stores to raise awareness about the video. Read about one California protest here: click here
Unfortunately, Verizon remains a hotbed of gender-biased misinformation, such as its Pinocchio-like claim that 'domestic violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women ages 15-44': click here
We are asking on you to continue to call, email and protest at Verizon stores until this information is replaced with balanced information.
Print out copies of the new flyer: click here. Then pass it out to customers as they enter the store, and make sure you give one to the manager and other store employees.
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
A regular reader of this blog and Verizon customer told me he was going to print out the flyer and send it in with his payment. Let's see what happens.