Domestic violence awareness event addresses ‘locker room talk’


ROCHESTER, Minn. – Organizers of a domestic violence awareness event say it couldn’t have come at a better time.

On Tuesday, the Women’s Shelter hosted a film screening at the University of Minnesota – Rochester.

The film “Tough Guise 2” focuses on the male’s role in domestic violence in our culture. One scene of the film addresses “locker room talk,” which has been a topic of discussion in the past week. “Locker room talk” is how Donald Trump described a conversation he had that included lewd comments about women 11 years ago that was caught on camera and released last week.

Those with the Women’s Shelter say having conversations about the issue of locker room talk is important.

“The reality is that we need to take a stand against it and men need to change this part of their behavior if in fact that’s even actually happening,” explains Suzie Christenson, director of the Women’s Shelter.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s behind closed doors — it’s not acceptable and it’s affecting our whole community, our whole society because it’s being translated by some of these young men into action, and that is not an OK thing.”

The film screening and discussion were apart of the UMR Connects weekly speaker series.




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