Fantastic to see Ikram Butt handing over a White Ribbon Plaque to his Holiness, Pope Francis.

 

Men Cry - A critique of traditional masculinity

David Bartlett has recently contributed to a documentary critiquing traditional masculinity. The documentary, called Men Cry, looks at the themes of gender, equal rites, sexism, power, mental health, sadness and the future. It also has interviews with nueroscientists, men's health campaigners, feminists and pro-feminist activists.

The documentary hopes to open up a dialogue and give men, and women, the space to examine traditional concepts of masculinity and how they are contributing to damaging today's society. It has been made by Jose Maria Martinelli, a Latin American video maker who has made more than 70 documentaries, experimental art videos and short films.

Men Cry is being shown at The Water Poet, 9 - 11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BX on Friday 15th July from 6.30pm to 11pm.

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Most men are not violent towards women, but many of us ignore the problem, or see it as something which doesn't have anything to do with us. We need to join women and women's organisations in taking action to end the problem.

Take a stand against violence now and sign our personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about men's violence against women.

You can pledge your support by clicking the link below.

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Adam Phillips, Student

Violence against women is an issue that is relevant to all men. All of us have friends who could be potential victims, and all of us know people who could be potential abusers. It is essential that all people work together to end domestic abuse now.

Adam Phillips, Student
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In a survey for Amnesty International in  the UK, over 1 in 4 respondents  thought a women was partially or totally responsible for being raped if she was wearing sexy or revealing clothing, and more than 1 in 5 held the same view if a woman had had many sexual partners.

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