I’m a Polished Man.
That means, for the month of October, I’m paintingd one of my fingernails to raise raising awareness for the one in five children affected by physical and/or sexual violence before the age of 18.
The idea is that people will notice, ask about it, and enable a conversation about better protecting society’s most vulnerable to the abuses of adults – kids.
Did you know that 90% of all sexual violence against children is perpetrated by men?
Did you know that 150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 have experienced sexual violence?
Now while The Polished Man is designed to be a fundraising event, I’m not asking you for a donation. I just want you – as adult men and women – to know these shocking statistics. Then, whatever you feel you need to do (or not do) next is fine by me.
- But fellas, should you want to paint a fingernail of your own in support of the cause, excellent! (Send me a photo!)
- And, ladies, should you want to encourage a guy you know to support the cause, that’d be great, too! (And also send me a photo!)
- Hey, if you just want to mock my masculinity, have at it! (Just be creative about it!)
- And should you want to support my campaign, here’s the link to my donations page: https://polishedman.com/barryzweibel.
If you can help me spread the word, though – in person, by phone, on Facebook, LinkedIn, via Tweets, Instagram (hashtag #polishedman)…or with a small donation – please KNOW I’ll appreciate it, greatly.
Andthank you for treating your kids with the respect they deserve.