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    http://www.manup.ie/

    men protect and care for children. With MAN UP, men and women are proudly standing up and declaring zero tolerance on violence against women in Ireland.

    To end violence against women we all need to be part of the solution.

    We are looking for MAN UP heroes – people like you – to help us expose, challenge and change the face of violence against women.
    Cant swing a cat on the Luas without hitting this poster. Man Up is a new initiative to eradicate voilence against women (an issue present all across the stratas of society) but this ad specifically targets men and those who hit women. Statistically the ad is correct, there is a hell of a lot more voilence against women than is the opposting situation by why did this campaign have to focus on just men?

    Statistics from Amen (charity involved in fighting abuse against men)

    http://www.amen.ie/reports.html

    http://www.amen.ie/reports/research_...c_violence.doc


    • 15% of women and 6% of men suffer severe domestic abuse
    • 29% of women and 26% of men suffer domestic abuse when severe and
    minor abuse are combined


    In proposing an alternative there should be a campaign to eradicate all forms of domestic voilence that is targetted at all those whom are perpetrators. Shock tactics as used in the eradication of drink driving in Australia is one approach that could be taken. A video with various victims in various states after being beaten up could shock people into thinking. People could be forgiven with this manup campaign that somehow domestic violence was specifically a problem that only applies to male perpetrators who attack female victims....
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    Entirely acceptable to aim the campaign at those who, in all reality everywhere, commit the overwhelming share of violence. Just a shame they resort to such an unoriginal & counter-productive way of doing it. Appealing to 'good' men to man up and 'protect' is a long way from the claim of being "new because it is switching the focus", quite the opposite.

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    Imagine how this campaign makes male victims of domestic violence feel


    "Man up" is an outdated concept, there's a reason the phrase is banned at Liverpool football club

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Entirely acceptable to aim the campaign at those who, in all reality everywhere, commit the overwhelming share of violence. Just a shame they resort to such an unoriginal & counter-productive way of doing it. Appealing to 'good' men to man up and 'protect' is a long way from the claim of being "new because it is switching the focus", quite the opposite.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Imagine how this campaign makes male victims of domestic violence feel


    "Man up" is an outdated concept, there's a reason the phrase is banned at Liverpool football club
    Glad to know Im not alone in this. A feminist had a pop at me on facebook over the point I made. Its about ensuring no one suffers domestic voilence....
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    Why It’s Time For Men to Step Up For Women Too


    By Bono January 4, 2018
    IDEAS
    Bono is the lead singer of the rock band U2 and co-founder of ONE and (RED)
    time.com/5087377/why-its-time-for-men-to-step-up-for-women-too/
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    Default Re: Manup.ie - Sexist or fair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Imagine how this campaign makes male victims of domestic violence feel


    "Man up" is an outdated concept, there's a reason the phrase is banned at Liverpool football club
    very good point mate....

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