The need to educate our boys (from a victim’s perspective)

Here’s a great little article, written by a woman who suffered domestic violence and was continually preyed upon and not taken seriously by the entire system, including the legal system that was meant to protect her.  I especially liked her comment that “we need to be educating our teenagers, boys and girls, as to what constitutes a healthy relationship and what does not. They need to be able to spot the warning signs and know they can do something about it.”

It’s this message that’s at the core of my program called A Few Good Men.  We need to also role-model what “healthy” looks like too (instead of always focusing on the negatives) so that the right path is clearly illuminated.  It’s like lights on an airport runway – illuminating the correct approach is more important than having lights show where not to land the aircraft!  http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/Mind-games-keep-women-trapped-in-domestic-violence/2178014/

 

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One thought on “The need to educate our boys (from a victim’s perspective)

  1. Love it! The lady is correct, traditional methods are failing our boys on being educated correctly. Love the runway analogy as well Michael. 🙂

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