Thursday, April 29, 2010

Men Can Stop Rape PSA Campaign Will Reach 3.6M Tennesseans

This week the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Verizon Wireless announced the "My Strength is Not for Hurting" an educational campaign that we (Men Can Stop Rape) were asked to create for them. Check out the banner (above) and video PSA (below).

From TCADSV's press release:
'My Strength' is a public awareness initiative focused on preventing first-time perpetration of sexual violence. The campaign works with young men and centers on the theme, "My Strength is Not for Hurting," which emphasizes positive masculinity and enables men to utilize their strength to stand up and speak out against sexual violence. The campaign launches statewide in April and includes digital billboards and television and radio public service announcements.

"Statistics show that one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner," comments Kathy England Walsh, Executive Director of the Tennessee Coalition. Walsh continues, "This campaign will help us get the message out to 3.6 million Tennesseans that young men can prevent violence and break the cycle of abuse."

"Verizon Wireless is proud to support the Tennessee Coalition's effort to bring awareness to a topic like domestic abuse and violence, which effects one in three women in their lifetime," comments Jerry Fountain, President of Verizon Wireless in the Carolinas and Tennessee region. 

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  1. I love the idea, and strongly support marketing consensual sex towards men instead of just focusing on women!

    Still, the "My strength is not for hurting" slogan is poorly phrased. Negative statements like that tend to convince people of exactly the opposite of what is intended. After a while, people will simple associate strength with hurting, and forget the 'not'.

    A positive statement would make for a much stronger slogan - perhaps 'My strength is for sharing' (or protecting/supporting).

  2. Anonymous3:29 PM

    I disagree. I believe it is a great slogan.

  3. My womb is not for hurting, so when he said he didn´t want any children, I didn´t force it on him (women can stop broken families).

    My womb is not for hurting, so when I knew he wasn´t the father, I let him know (women can stop ruining lifes).

    My hands are not for hurting, so when my child wouldn´t stop crying, I refrained from hitting him (women can stop child abuse).

    My credibility is not for getting my way, so when he wouldn´t let me smoke in his taxi cab, I didn´t accuse him of attempted rape (women can stop false rape accusations).

    My strength is not for carrying out personal vendettas, so when he decided to leave me, I didn´t turn the children against him (women can stop Parental Alienation Syndrome).