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02 April 2007

Eve Ensler joins Men Can Stop Rape

"On April 19, join Men Can Stop Rape and Vagina Monologues creator, EVE ENSLER, for our 10th anniversary celebration, "Illuminating the Past, Igniting the Future," at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Eve Ensler, recipient of the evening's Lifetime Ally Award, will be reading from and signing her newest book, Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security-Obsessed World."

Who are 'Men Can Stop Rape'?
An organization of men who worked jointly to educate other men about issues regarding masculinity and violence. Their belief, "rape is a choice men make to exert power over others and is, therefore, a men’s issue. As long as men continue to make this choice or to remain silent while other men are violent, rape will continue. (MCSR) believes men can live peacefully with women and other men, but to do so, we must redefine what it means to be a man."

MCSR are educating young men in high school and college through the Men Of Strength Club.

As mothers I'm sure we all tell our sons, that when a girl or woman says no, then this is exactly what it means. Unfortunately, some young boys may not quite understand this coming from a mother. He may not feel as comfortable asking questions, that are fuzzy to him. Especially with the many mixed messages being sent in the form of billboards, advertisement, videos and music. Their goal is to educate young men by mentoring an evoking an open dialogue, 'What is masculinity and what is violence?'

The Men of Strength Club has been implemented at the Duke Ellington School of Arts and Howard University, to only name a few. They have received many recognition, honors an awards from organizations such as, Ms. Foundation for Women, The National Crime Prevention Council and Center for Disease Control.

They have support from Liz Claiborne Inc. and Redbook Magazine.

To find out more about Men Can Stop Rape.

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