A blog from Zero Tolerance.
By Liz Ely, Development Officer (Capacity Building), Zero Tolerance Christmas is coming! Whether you celebrate it or not it is hard to avoid as advertising for the latest toys, perfumes and calorific treats fill our television screens. As the recession bites, Christmas is becoming more and more difficult for families struggling to make ends meet. It’s a time when a variety of different oppressions and inequalities are brought to the fore, including gender inequality.
Guest blog from Talat Yaqoob, White Ribbon Scotland The issue of men engaging in feminism has, and continues to be, controversial. Whether it’s men attending Reclaim the Night Marches or men being quoted about their thoughts on rape culture, feminists often double take and worry about what that involvement means.
Having never frequented a prostitute or brothel personally, I was naively unaware that much like that PS3 game you bought on Amazon or that second hand tea dress purchased on eBay, customers or ‘punters’ are encouraged to give feedback on their ‘purchases’, or in this case the women they have bought for 45 minutes, an hour or two etc.
This Valentines Day, here at Zero Tolerance, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate campaigns led by men that seek to tackle men's violence against women. Today, like every other day, many women will be abused by the men they love and trust. Here's to the men who are part of the solution. If you know of a similar campaign you think we should celebrate let us know! White Ribbon Scotland This is part of a global campaign, led by men and boys committed to taking action to stop violence against women. Do you support White Ribbon Scotland?