Watch Brave Personal Stories of Domestic Abuse
Simply put, domestic violence is an epidemic: one in four women will experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner at some point during her lifetime. It knows no social, economic, ethnic, or racial boundaries. But domestic violence is not a one-size-fits-all issue. The following four Ted Talks discuss domestic violence from multiple perspectives, helping us to better understand this complex issue.
Leslie Morgan Steiner, Why Don’t Domestic Violence Victims Leave?
Jackson Katz, Violence Against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue
Pamela Taylor, Creating a Safe Space for the Empowerment of Women
Tony Porter, A Call to Men
Tony Porter is co-founder of the nonprofit organization A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. In this talk, Tony explains how certain ideas of what it means “to be a man” impacts and influences how men view and treat women, specifically leading to violence.
Credits: TED Talks