Verizon Foundation: Abuse Deniers

Thanks to all of your calls, emails, and protests across the country, Verizon has taken down the Monster video. The gender-biased video portrayed men as abusive monsters, boys as potential abusive monsters, and only women and girls as victims.

Activists across the United States and Canada went to their local Verizon stores to raise awareness about the video. Read about one California protest here: http://www.saveservices.org/2011/12/california-group-protests-verizons-false-dv-claims

Unfortunately, Verizon remains a hotbed of gender-biased misinformation, such as its Pinocchio-like claim that ‘domestic violence is the single greatest cause of injury to women ages 15-44’: http://foundation.verizon.com/core/domestic.shtml

We are asking you to continue to call, email and protest at Verizon stores until the misinformation is replaced with balanced and accurate information.

Print out copies of the new flyer:  http://www.saveservices.org/wp-content/uploads/Verizon-Abuse-Deniers.pdf. Then pass it out to customers as they enter the store, and make sure you give one to the manager and other store employees.

Sincerely,
Teri
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

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