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Thank You for Supporting My Efforts to End Domestic Violence

I’d like to thank everyone who left a comment and shared my post, “Men Must Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence: My Personal Pledge,” on their social networks. During the month of October, my post received 110 comments and 106 social media reactions. Because of your efforts, domestic violence was a major topic of discussion across the web (this controversial post from a reader’s comment generated much discussion).

If you recall, I promised to donate $1 of my own money to the Houston Area Women’s Center for each comment that was posted up to $500. Although I didn’t reach my goal of 500 comments, I will donate the full amount.

But my work doesn’t end with this donation. I will continue speaking out against domestic violence and encouraging others to do the same. I especially want to get more men to take a stand. Too many men are silent because they believe that domestic violence is a female issue. Both genders are affected by domestic violence – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Therefore, men and women must make their voices heard.

Here are a few ways that you can help:

  • Please post the pledge on your blog and help spread the message. If you aren’t a blogger, share the message with your friends, family, and acquaintances.
  • If you are committing acts of violence, stop.  Seek counseling from a professional.
  • Volunteer at your local women’s shelter or support financially.
  • If someone you know is in a violent relationship, keep the lines of communication open. Domestic violence victims suffer most when they feel isolated from family and friends.
If you are in a violent relationship, seek help immediately. You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233.

Stay Strong,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad

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