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A Call to Men: Tony Porter, Ted Talk

At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man."

Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."

Ryan Calvert is a prosecutor. For 17 years, Ryan has prosecuted criminal cases in Texas, first in the DFW area, and currently in Brazos County, Texas (Bryan/College Station). Ryan has tried nearly 300 cases to juries, including crimes involving sexual assault, child abuse, and homicide. Beyond the courtroom, Ryan trains prosecutors and police officers across Texas on how to investigate and prosecute crimes more effectively. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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