#HomeToo

The focus of #MeToo has been workplace harassment and abuse, which is well and good. It has been a terribly needed cultural awakening and cultural reckoning.

But there is another place where a man's treatment of a woman needs the same exposure. The place where how a man is supposed to act is best modeled to the next generation of men. The place where the next generation of women first taste how they should be treated.

And that place is the home.

#HomeToo reflects the many, many women who suffer in marriages and relationships where men who don't seem to know how to act like men. One of the primary calls on a man's life to the woman he marries is to serve as protector. One of the most heinous things that can happen to a man is when he stops protecting and instead becomes the one who is the threat.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 10 million people a year are physically abused by their partner. That amounts to 20 people every minute. The vast majority are women who are abused by their husband or boyfriend. One out of every three women have been subjected to some form of physical violence by a partner in their lifetime. Currently there are 20,000 calls to domestic violence hotlines every day.

This is not protecting.

This is sick.

This is wrong.

This is evil.

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