Mick Foley’s $10 for RAINN campaign
Carrie Dunn // 5 April 2011
Just wanted to highlight this – I know it’s been covered by other feminist blogs in the past but thought it was worth reiterating.
Legendary wrestler Mick Foley, a hotline volunteer for the US’s Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), has launched a campaign to raise money for the organisation.
He writes: “For many years, I felt that the work done by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) applied only to women or to survivors of sexual violence. I thought there was no way I could make a difference in so-called ‘women’s issues.’ But the more I learned about RAINN, the more I knew that we need more men to speak out about sexual violence.”
He adds: “I’m proud to have donated 100% of the royalties from my latest memoir to helping survivors of sexual violence. And I’m honored to be matching every one of your donations up to $10,000 – because the work I do as a weekly volunteer for RAINN’s Online Hotline is as important as anything I have ever done – including wrestling and writing.”
Great and admirable work. To find out more, click through to his blog (he’s an excellent writer too, even if you’re not a wrestling/sports entertainment fan).