Friday, October 12, 2012
Let's tell the NCADV to be inclusive of male victims of domestic violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has announced their current fundraising campaign, "Every Home a Safe Home." While SAVE agrees that every home should be safe, we are getting a little tired of their ongoing gender bias. Take a look at the t-shirt they've chosen to sell.
It's bad enough that the shirt only shows a mother and daughter, perpetuating the myth that only women and girls are victims. You should see the gender bias they've added to the website you have to visit to order the t-shirts!
The campaign on Charity52 completely disregards male victims, even in the statistics. No images of men or boys, other than t-shirt models. Not one word about abused men or boys (Half of all DV victims.)
Today we're asking you to contact NCADV. Tell them to tell the ENTIRE truth about DV. Demand that they end their gender bias!
Email Exec. Dir. Rita Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While you're at it, let Charity 52 know how unhappy you are about this campaign: http://www.charity52.org/contact/
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
Let's join with SAVE in educating this charity about male victims of domestic violence. Let's hit them with the facts and let them know that the abuse of men will no longer be tolerated. Let's write today.