Today (November 25) is White Ribbon Day.
White Ribbon Day was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man’s massacre of 14 women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women.
Australia’s Loudest Shout is an innovative local idea to engage men in acknowledging White Ribbon Day and its importance.
The idea was to get as many men as possible together at the Blue Lake to shout “No” to violence against women. “Break the silence on violence” was the message.
About 100 blokes turned up. I made a short video of the shout, which recorded 115.8 decibels.