You are an Educator
If you think you’re not ready for the cover of Male Model Magazine, here’s news: You’re a model whether you auditioned for the role or not. If you’re an educator, the boys in your life are watching you. They’re soaking up experiences for reference and use. And the things you say and do will help shape their attitudes on gender-based violence. We have the stories, tips, videos and tools to help you raise and mentor boys who value women and girls and treat them with respect. Access our new I’m A Male Model Brochure via downloadable PDF.
As educators, you have the ability to positively influence the boys and young men you teach. Promoting gender equality and teaching the young boys in your school about healthy equal relationships helps you create healthier and safer schools and communities.
The White Ribbon Ontario Men’s Survey (2012) found that men in Ontario show a degree of ambivalence and misunderstanding in their beliefs towards rape and sexual assault, even though most (89%) do not believe women are to blame. Men need more information and awareness as it relates to seeking and understanding consent.
Teaching boys and young men how to achieve consent, set boundaries, use respectful communication in all their relationships and value women and girls is something we can all do.
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