Tony Porter’s Highly Anticipated BREAKING OUT OF THE MAN BOX is Available Today

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tony Porter’s highly anticipated book Breaking
Out of the Man Box
is available today. Porter boldly
exposes the connection between men and the quest to end violence against
women and girls.


As the co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, Porter is internationally recognized
for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a
healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on male
socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against
women, and healthy, respectful manhood. Porter’s
2010 TED Talk
has been named by GQ Magazine as one of the
“Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”

“This book is a call for men to hold on to the wonderful things about
being a man, like the pride we take in working hard, being providers,
and loving husbands, partners, and fathers, while examining some aspects
of manhood that are tripping us up,” said Porter, co-founder of A CALL
TO MEN. “We need to reexamine the aspects of manhood that are not
benefiting our well-being and that support a culture of violence against
women and girls.”

Known for his leadership in educating professional athletes on
preventing violence against women, Porter offers powerful advice to
coaches and fathers. From Breaking
Out of the Man Box
:

I remember asking a twelve-year-old football player how he would feel
if his coach told him in front of all the other players that he was
playing like a girl.
When asking the question, I thought the boy
would say, ”I would be mad or sad.”
But to my surprise, he went
as far to say, “It would destroy me.”
As a coach it’s important
to think about the ways in which one motivates boys to perform at their
best.
Every time a coach tells a boy that he’s playing like a
girl, the follow up thought should be, what are we as coaches then
saying about girls?

Breaking
Out of the Man Box
has received advanced praise from the
world of sports.

Troy Vincent, executive vice president, NFL Operations, said: “With Breaking
Out of the Man Box
, Tony has taken the extra step to offer organic
solutions to cement a culture change to end domestic violence using the
illustration of ‘the man box.’ His book challenges us all to be better
men, not just bystanders, in pursuit of doing the right thing.”

James Brown, network broadcaster for CBS Sports and CBS News, said: “Breaking
Out of the Man Box
is a powerful look at manhood and its connection
to violence against women. This transformative read is for fathers,
sons, husbands, brothers and friends – for any man who wants to create a
world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and
girls are valued and safe. Readers will want to be part of the Next
Generation of Manhood.”

The principles included in Breaking
Out of the Man Box
come from Porter’s 20+ years of
experience working with and training men, from the National Football
League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and
the National Hockey League, to the United States Military, the
Department of Justice and the United Nations.

Breaking Out of the Man Box is available at Amazon.

ABOUT A CALL TO MEN

A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful
manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents
violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many
other social ills. A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization
and respected leader on issues of masculinity, male socialization and
its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all
women and girls. For more information, visit www.acalltomen.org.
Follow A CALL TO MEN on Facebook and Twitter @acalltomen.

Contacts

A CALL TO MEN
Anna Marie Johnson Teague, 713.858.5423
Vice
President – Communications
annamarie@acalltomen.org

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