One man speaks out: "We are responsible for the vast majority of violence."

Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse.

This man is Jeremy Loveday. And he has a challenge for all men.

In this moving performance piece, he asks men to start claiming domestic violence as a men’s issue. Because, as he says, “we are responsible for the vast majority of violence.”

This passage needs to be shared everywhere:

What was she wearing? Was she walking alone? She shouldn’t have drank so much. She should have been more careful. She shouldn’t have– she should have– she. Like it was her fault. Like gender violence isn’t a man’s issue. Like men can’t help themselves. Like the responsibility for one’s own actions doesn’t fall on one’s own shoulders. Like men don’t have the power to change how men act.

If you believe you may be an abusive partner, you can receive help via Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277. If you have experienced, or are at risk of domestic violence or sexual assault, you can receive help by calling 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732. If you are in immediate danger please call the police on 000.

Mamamia acknowledges that violence against men is an issue that needs to be addressed, and thinks that violence – committed by any gender, against any gender – is wrong. Please keep your comments on this post respectful. For another performance piece regarding sexual violence against men, please see: The video that stopped the internet in its tracks.

Do you agree that domestic violence should stop being framed as a ‘women’s issue’?