It's a monstrosity that anyone would harm another person. I say that because I've met battered men, and their abuse is a monstrosity, too.
We can't evolve; we must change. They're not quite the same thing. We don't have time for evolution, which can take eons. We need change, which we've made happen with staggering speed in recent history.
Pick good men to make new men. Speak loudly about the ones who choose the right things, and those who do the right things. Point out the good examples to the our children. Be the good example that gets pointed out.
Here's a big one: BE THE ONE WHO CALLS. I've made the call when I've heard yelling and screaming. Yup, most of the time no one presses charges and I've gotten a few dirty looks. TOO BAD. My kids won't hear the noises go unremarked, and if their stepmom gets a nuisance-call punishment of some kind, I'll take it with a razor-sharp grin.
· 1 decade ago