A CALL TO MEN has launched the #IWILLSPEAKUP campaign in partnership with Joyful Heart Foundation as a response to #MeToo, and is a call on men to end harassment and all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. A CALL TO MEN Co-Founder Ted Bunch and Joyful Heart Foundation CEO Maile Zambuto write:
“Most men are not abusive. But far too often, they are silent about the abuse committed by other men. Their silence is as much a part of the problem as the abuse. Why don’t men speak out? Institutions, corporations, and organizations typically approach sexual harassment, domestic violence, and sexual assault solely from a policy perspective. But this approach keeps the problem contained within one area, like the human resources department. It also allows men who are not actively harassing, abusing, or assaulting to say, ‘This is not my problem.’ Those men can separate themselves from the ‘incident’ when in reality, they are the solution.”
Take the pledge and learn more here, and by watching the video below featuring some leading Hollywood men including Andre Braugher, Tate Donovan, Anthony Edwards, Dann Florek, Peter Hermann, Max Joseph, Daniel Dae Kim, Chris Meloni, Danny Pino, Andrew Rannells, and Blair Underwood.