The Getaway

Men Can Stop Rape - Happy Hour at the Getaway - Washington DC Event Photographer

Men Can Stop Rape is a nonprofit committed to empowering men to restructure how culture and society views masculinity, by showing that men's strength can be used for nonviolence.  They hold happy hours in the city every so often, and this time it took place at The Getaway, a sweet bar in Columbia Heights, and it was really fun!  Most of the time was spent talking with MCSR's team members, drinking cheap beer, eating a fantastic cheeseburger (I know what you're asking, yes i took tons of pictures of it!), and enjoying the company of socially-conscious Washingtonians as a hard rain fell outside.  As the happy hour closed, Rhett + Makeda from MCSR shared some info about MCSR's mission + values, and had the whole bar do an exercise in which we had to examine the traditional "dominant" or "current" view of masculinity and compare it to the "counter-story" (read: using masculine strength for nonviolence and the betterment of society).  And it was overall just a pretty fun event that got everyone's brains turning while enjoying the company of interesting people, and I had a great time!  See the photos below!