Gender violence in the Spotlight

How good men can make a difference

Social justice activist Lisa Sonn talks about how men can do something positive following the spate of violence against women.

Read: Listeners open up about the recent spate of brutal attacks on women

We need those voices, we need those men who are in leadership positions, who have access to resources, who have platforms, to influence society.

Lisa Sonn, social activist

Sonn asks where are these men and why are they not speaking out?

Boys are parented very differently to girls.

Most men are not raised to be emotionally mature because they get stuck into a stereotype by their parents and society where it is not acceptable to be weak. They have to be in charge of everything.

Lisa Sonn, social activist

They are not taught to use their words to negotiate, they get taught to use their fists.

Lisa Sonn, social activist

She says this narrative has to change and all children need to be taken care of, boys and girls.

Read: 'How families raise boy children is key to changing rape culture'

We need to raise children to feel loved.

Lisa Sonn, social activist

Take a listen how you can make a difference:


This article first appeared on 702 : How good men can make a difference


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