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 jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.
But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.
Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.
Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.
Richard Haste, an NYPD officer, killed an unarmed black teen (Ramarley Graham) in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother at point blank range over marijuana. The landlady, Paulet Minzie, 55, ran out the shower with only a towel after hearing the gunshots. Officers then put a gun to her head and told her to put her hands up. It wasn’t until she told them that there were cameras surveilling them, that they put their guns down.
Court papers say “[He\] immediately lowered his weapon. His demeanor completely changed, and he alerted his colleague that they may be on camera,”. The footage later revealed that Graham walked calmly to his apartment followed by police barging in without a warrant, contradicting the officers original claim that the teenager was running away from him. (Source)
Haste was freed on $50,000 bail yesterday after pleading not guilty. Police cheered for him as the parents of Graham wept in the court room.
Murderers. Evil filthy murderers. I hate the police.