Proactive Green Dots for Men

  • Ask a man in your life about the impact personal violence has had on him or on someone he cares about.
  • Ask one male friend or relative what he thinks about power-based personal violence and what men could do to help stop it.
  • Understand that men can experience sexual violence, too.
  • Tell a woman in your life that conquering power-based personal violence matters to you.
  • Ask women in your life about the impact power-based personal violence has had on them.
  • Ask a woman in your life what you can do to help take a stand against violence.
  • Have one conversation with one male friend or relative about Green Dot.
  • Visit the Jackson Katz website and read “10 Things Men Can Do To End Gender Violence.”
  • Visit the Women’s Resource Center and check out a copy of Jackson Katz’s The Macho Paradox:  Why Some Men Hurt Women and How all Men Can Help.
  • Visit Men Can Stop Rape to learn about healthy masculinity and how men can be partners in ending sexual violence.
  • Have a conversation with a younger man or boy who looks up to you about how important it is for men to help end violence.
  • If you suspect someone you care about is a victim of violence, gently ask if you can help.
  • Google “Men Against Violence” and read what men around the country are doing.
  • Look out for friends in places where alcohol is served to ensure that everyone arrives and leaves together (not alone).
  • Create a fund-raiser for a local organization that works to address violence.
  • With two male friends, attend a program or event designed to raise awareness about violence.
  • Attend a Green Dot Bystander Training.