At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box.”
Tony Porter is an educator, lecturer and activist who works toward social justice and ending men’s violence against women. He is the co-founder of A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. In this interview, Porter explains how he is helping men out of the ‘man box’ and how important it is to teach equality to our children.