My recent appointment to Canadian news director has me thinking about how best to serve you, our readers and supporters.
Canada is a lot of ground to cover. We are a busy lot here in Canada, I like to say “Us Canucks don’t pass the buck.” We are very active in the advocacy of men’s human rights. (Something us as Canadians all should be proud of.)
We have to be.
About 8 men a day kill themselves in Canada.
For everyone of those 8 men I am going to go out on a limb and say they have female relatives along with male relatives who cared deeply for those lost souls who decided on a permanent solution to their problems.
Which means we are not just trying to find proper solutions for men but for society as a whole.
Something feminism doesn’t seem interested in doing.
Canada, like many other developed countries, is a fairly hostile environment if you are born male. Its fairly hostile for those who are not male and care about the well-being of boys and men as well.
The issues for men in Canada start in the cradle with male genital mutilation being legally sanction and end in the grave. Sometimes by their own hand as mentioned earlier in this piece, or due to the fact our life expectancy is on average 5 years less than women.
In the past I’ve been called a one man army, incorporating, activism, news stories, opinion pieces, and lectures in my repertoire of FTSU. To twist the phrase a little;
I’m a one Dan army™.
I’ve shown you what can be done, how you can do it, while being in the trenches towing the line for sometime now in Ontario. Just 1 of our nations 10 provinces and 3 territories.
We have an estimated population of 35,344,962 for 2014, Ontario having about 39% of that estimated population. About half of which are boys and men. All of which are being woefully failed by our government on multiple issues from municipal to federal.
It is just too much for this 1 Dan advocate / writer army to cover.
This means we (AVFM) are in need of some positions to be filled by dedicated volunteers. People who are willing to step up and take responsibility for some of the things I can’t cover due to being maxed out.
I’ll be honest with you I shovel a lot of internet gravel everyday. I put in 16, 18, 20, even 24 hours at time just trying to get the very best information out for the public to absorb.
That was before I became the news director for Canada.
I swear, if I could, find hours 25 – 35 in a standard 24 hour day I’d be working through them too, just to stop 1 more suicide.
So now that you know what the demands on me are I come to you hat in hand asking for your help. Your help to make Canada less hostile towards men. Your help to move us from a misandric society to one which shows the same level of compassion consideration and care towards men that it shows towards women. Your help in the future of half of society.
Your help to put an end to 8 men a day killing themselves in Canada.
I’m not asking for a lot of your time.
What I am asking for is dedicated volunteers from each province to handle the news for each province and or territory.
Given Ontario is the largest of provinces and my backyard I’ll help the Ontario volunteer.
For the other 9 provinces and 3 territories I am looking for a few good people who can take on the responsibility of writing up 300 – 400 word news reports. If you can put pen to paper efficiently and competently and believe you can accomplish this I / we want to hear from you.
We also are in need of people behind the scenes, for as I like to say we are the men’s human rights machine, and there is a part for every person to play.
I am asking you to help fix the issues men face from cradle to grave in Canada.
I look forward to hearing from the many talented individuals in the MHRM community. We can do this. All one need to do is look back 2 years ago to see how far we’ve come.
If you’re in Canada and you want to help, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and soon we’ll create a mailing list for Canadian volunteers!
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