From March 2004.
The Men’s Resource Center organized a signature ad campaign to celebrate women and the ongoing, significant contributions they continue to make in the service of creating a safe, egalitarian society. The full-page ad (text below) ran March 8th, International Women’s Day, in the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts with 170 men’s names. Thank you to all who signed the ad and contributed to our costs in running it.
Men Celebrating International Women’s Day
As men committed to a peaceful, egalitarian world where every woman is safe from violence in her home and from assault on the streets of her community
As men committed to a peaceful, egalitarian world where every woman’s right to control her own body is a freedom fiercely defended by all
As men committed to a peaceful, egalitarian world where every woman can realize her dreams for a career and economic independence
As men committed to a peaceful, egalitarian world where every girl can grow up to achieve her full potential as a woman and a citizen
Today, International Women’s Day 2004, the undersigned men wish to publicly celebrate the strong leadership, unflagging determination and steady vision of mothers and daughters, wives and partners, sisters and aunts, nieces and cousins, friends and neighbors on every continent around the globe working to create that peaceful, egalitarian world for women and girls, for boys and men, gay and bisexual, transgendered and straight, of all backgrounds and beliefs, for this generation and for generations to come.