From The YWCA of


The YWCA of Middle Tennessee recently ran an ad in both the Nashville Scene and Nashville’s City Paper depicting the blurred image of a young boy walking up to his front door. The caption: “One day he’ll own his own house…raise his own kids…beat his own wife.”

It’s part of an anti-domestic abuse campaign. Apparently the small print at the bottom of the ad explains “the cycle of abuse” and the ad is supposed to be about that. Sucks to be a boy these days. Saw an elementary school girl with this shirt on a while back: “Girls Rule, Boys Drool!” Yeah… that and they’re destined to beat the living shit out of you.

Author: Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Research at the Niskanen Center