A call to men
"We recognize and accept that male entitlement played a role in our decision."
Whether you are a man or a woman, challenge yourself to be aware of how your inaction supports sexism and homophobia.
The real question isn't if men are more or less violent. The real question is whether or not men have control over themselves. This idea, who is in control of whom, is fundamental to how we understand and deal with violence, especially with gendered violence.
Men must be called upon not to act "on behalf of" women, but to support women to have more power to act on behalf of themselves.