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NCFM Los Angeles stages protest against Verizon’s male-bashing anti-father video

December 12, 2011

Verizon protest of video that teaches little girls to hate their fathers and portrays only males as perpetrators of domestic violence.

On Saturday, 12/10/11, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Coalition For Men (NCFM) held a street demonstration outside Verizon to protest Verizon’s anti-father advertisements that depict fathers as “Monsters.”

Approximately 15 people participated in the rally, including members of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND), a faith-based organization founded by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson that has a home for troubled young men. The rally was at the corner of 26th Street and Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.

verizon“Verizon finally pulled the ad, but the company has a history of  anti-father ads, and we had to protest years ago for the same thing,” said Marc Angelucci, NCFM’s Vice President.  “Also, a lot of Verizon‘s false, stereotyping information on domestic violence is still on their website .”

verizonIn addition to displaying a number of large signs saying things such as:  “Verizon, Stop the Anti-Father Ads!,” “Honk For Dads Rights,” and “Stop Abuse For Everyone,” NCFM members spoke from a bullhorn and handed out flyers from the organization Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) , which is organizing a national protest against the ads.

The flyers said that the commercial is “shameful,” “smears adult men” and “teaches little girls to fear their fathers as dangerous and abusive ‘monsters.’”

verizonThe peaceful protest lasted for several hours on one of the busiest thoroughfares in L.A. County, and the frequent honking of horns by drivers, including a number of buses and trucks, accompanied by thumbs up added to the message being sent by the protesters.  Numerous people inquired, took flyers, and offered support.

Before the rally, Angelucci spoke with the manager, gave him a flyer, and said this is a peaceful rally and to let him know if there are any problems.  Throughout the rally, Verizon security and staff watched through the window at the front door.   At one point a Verizon employee in a white shirt and slacks asked a couple of the demonstrators what the protest was about.  He took a flyer and listened very briefly to an explanation, then hastily walked away.

One of the most memorable parts of the afternoon came when several protestors (holding “Honk 4 Dad’s Rights” signs) looked toward a honking car horn in the street; then noticed the driver who honked was behind the wheel of a van with “Verizon” painted on the side.

NCFM NOTE: Verizon may very well still be working with the federally funded National Domestic Violence Hotline to surreptitiously distribute the “Monster” video through means other than the Internet. It is disconcerting to see such organizations perpetuate hate under the poor disguise of ending domestic violence.

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8 Responses to NCFM Los Angeles stages protest against Verizon’s male-bashing anti-father video

  1. ray on December 13, 2011 at 5:47 AM

    verizon, like all the other male-hating organizations in this nation — including the government itself, one of the greatest sources of misandry — will answer for their cowardice, greed, deceitfulness and evil

    hats-off to NCFM and BOND, your work will shine in eternity

  2. prassoon on December 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    Excellent, good to know that not all American men have not castrated themselves yet.

  3. Fred on December 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    This story does not include the fact that hundreds of flyers were distributed to passersby and motorists who asked for a flyer at the incredibly long four way stop lights. Many of them pulled over, returned or stopped to investigate further. Several went to and found the offending production. All were stunned.
    Shame on Verizon.
    Verizon owes a very public apology and gesture of contrition to every good father and man in this country.
    Every man, decent woman and child needs to boycott them until they hear and understand.
    Equality and justice for all.

  4. Vesko on December 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    I wish I can join you guys but , I live in Canada . When NCFM caming to Canada ? When ? A lot of Feminatzis here to fight !!!!

    • Ray2447 on December 12, 2011 at 4:09 PM

      I believe NCFM just go a new liaison somewhere in Canada. I realize it's a very big place and may not be near you. Contact us. As much as gender feminism is working to discriminate against males we could always use new folks in whatever capacity they are able to oppose the misandry..

  5. Ray2447 on December 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    A couple of signs are not visible in the photo. The sign behind "Dads are not Disposable" says, "Feminist Lies Make Bad Laws," and the sign behind "Verizon Vilifies Fathers" says, "Women Who Lie About Domestic Violence Hurt Real Victims."

  6. Ray2447 on December 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    It's great to see the public being educated about all of the despicable domestic violence lies and man-hating. Verizon will not get one penny of my money, but why do my tax dollars go to fund the domestic violence industry's hate movement against men?

  7. Ivan on December 12, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    Well done !!! Keep up the good work !!

    cheers from Canada

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