You may have noticed men walking around with just one fingernail painted. Just search the hashtag #polishedman and you’ll find a ton of pics of men with just a single digit polished. The hashtag is the brain child of the nonprofit YGAP, and it’s purpose is to challenge men, and raise awareness of violence against children. 1 in 5 children will suffer physical and/or sexual violence before age 18 & 90% of this violence is committed by men.
Their website states:
“Men can be tremendous leaders within their networks, workplaces and homes. At YGAP, we want men of all ages to lead by example and end violence against children.”
And that “Being a Polished Man means challenging violent behavior and language, both locally and globally. We hope that as the campaign progresses each year, men will lead a change in the conversation about what it means to be a man—including leadership, mate-ship and courage that serves to help, not harm. By promoting positive male role models who support equality and child rights, we can create a community of male change-makers.”
So next time you see a guy with one nail painted, you know he’s one of the good ones.
IF you’d like to get involved and raise money for the cause, check out the website!
Here are some Celebs committed to raising awareness:
#TBT for our #US followers… To that moment when Alec Baldwin became a #PolishedMan 🙌 The word is spreading fast. But we need your help… Donate to the Polished Man so we can raise the funds we desperately need for the children living in fear and violence. With your help, lives will be changed. Thank you and big love, Team YGAP 💙 #alecbaldwin #socialcause #changemaker #yoga #inspiration #motivation #love #peace
Check these amazing change makers raising the global #PolishedMan voice. Good Morning America welcomed these two incredible Polished Men in Times Square 👌🙌 Former @nyjets player @Tonyrichny and celebrity chef @MarioBatali were on set flashing their polish 💅 for @goodmorningamerica _________________________________ Join the movement, be epic, make a change and become a #PolishedMan today www.polishedman.com #nyc #goodmorningamerica #changemaker #socialcause #newyorkjets #chef
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