Nov 302011

Dear Friend,

The Verizon Foundation has produced a frightening video titled Monsters. The video’s perverse message can be summed up in this slide: “She’s afraid of her dad.”

verizon monster video

The video revels in powerful yet destructive stereotypes: fathers as abusers, wives as victims, and young boys as future abusers. The video tells the impressionable viewer:

“The child who lives with domestic violence… is afraid of the monster just down the hall,” a girl’s voiceover intones, while frightening images of a hunchbacked monster-dad flit across the screen:

To be honest this video is not just biased, it’s awful. Tell Verizon (politely) to clean up its act.

Contact Bob Varettoni, Executive Director of Media Relations:

Please call today – thanks!



Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

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