Alumni launch website aimed at educating on domestic violence
By Haley Behre
Gendered violence, which includes domestic and sexual violence, is a people’s issue, not just a women’s issue, according to a website launched by two Syracuse University graduates.
“Men have to step up and join women in the movement in order to stop it because historically men have been absent from the movement,” said Sacchi Patel, co-founder of the website MasculinityU and a 2009 SU graduate.
Patel and Marc Peters, who graduated the same year, came up with the idea of MasculinityU in October 2010, Patel said. Patel was talking to Peters about sexual and domestic violence perpetrated by men. Both thought it would be a good idea to create change by stimulating a discussion about it in a space where men are not confined by masculinity, Patel said.
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