This moving video asks men to #BeThatGuy

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Molly Horan

11/11/2014

#bethatguy, catcalling, street harassment

 

Poet, playwright, and author of Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood, Carlos Andrés Gómez is asking any man who has had enough of sexism and violence against women to #BeThatGuy who stands up against it. In a video featuring Gomez reading a poem which chronicles acts of sexism like passing a qualified woman over for a promotion because of her gender, as well as acts of horrific violence, like the recent gang rape of an eleven-year-old (a case which drummed up an astonishing amount of victim blaming) Gomez calls for men to fight the culture of sexism, launching the hashtag #BeThatGuy, which has been tweeted out over 100 times in the last month.

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