White Ribbon Co-Founder and consultant Michael Kaufman has launched a new resource for young men about dating violence and healthy relationships.
Man Talk - What Every College Guy Oughta/Gotta Know About Good Relationships is a PDF-based, printer friendly guide that focuses on many of issues facing young men today. Such as:
- Dating violence: what's the problem and why it outrages good men
- What college guys really think about these issues, not what they often say to each other. (That is, it takes a social norms approach, rather than a moralizing or hectoring tone.)
- Consent: what guys need to know to make sure they and their date are on the same page. (This is a popular presentation of an affirmative consent standard.)
- Creating good relationships. (This section, "Putting your biggest sexual organ to work," focuses on communication and respect.)
- Speaking out: What guys can do to make a difference on their campus