MOST Club Testimonial

Jonathan Babcock
MOST Club Member

“...I thoroughly enjoyed the time that I spent volunteering with Men Can Stop Rape. I have experienced new things and met new people that I never would have otherwise. I have become aware of issues that I did not know existed before, and I have changed the ways that view certain parts of society and life. Since being in MOST Club and talking about the issues that we talk about on a weekly basis, I have noticed that I have become more likely to voice my opinion about something that bothers me. For example, when my friends use derogatory language in reference to women, I take the time to tell them, “Hey man that’s not cool and I don’t want you to talk like that around me. I am serious I don’t like to hear that.” One of the statistics that I remember you reading to us in MOST Club stated that 81% of college aged males are uncomfortable with using derogatory language to refer to women. Yet men rarely step up and say that it is unacceptable. Through being a part of MOST Club I have realized that I am not alone in being offended by such language, and that I need to step up and voice my opinion when need be. I was texting my buddy from back home the other day and he jokingly called me a “pussy” in response to me complaining about finals and I responded telling him to try not to use words like that; that they are hurtful and derogatory. He was so surprised that I had reacted in the manner that I did, and I know that they reason I had the courage to say that word is unacceptable is from what I have learned from my time at Men Can Stop Rape. I know that I have become a better person and a better man by volunteering with Men Can Stop Rape.”