“It is an important thing to instill in a younger generation about the impact of rape, the lasting impact of rape. Children from grade school to high school to college are incredibly susceptible and incredibly malleable, as we all know. To get them early, to teach them about the facts and figures and other realities of rape is key. It is an important issue to me as not only a man, but as an educator, as a human being and as a person on this planet.”
— Jon Hamm melts my heart a little more (proving such a thing is possible). Seriously, is this man for real?! All that handsome, all that talent, and he’s a feminist? Jon spoke yesterday at a benefit brunch for the Rape Treatment Center in Beverly Hills, where he emphasized imparting good values on children while they are young. He’s 100 percent correct here and I’m psyched there’s such a prominent celebrity who gets it.
After the jump, Jon Hamm also opened up about the lack of male role models in his life and how it impacted him:
“I was a child of a single parent. I spent the majority of my life in daycare, after school programs, summer school programs. Having gone through what I had gone through as a child … there were no real male role models in any of these places. There were never any dudes. It was a bummer as a young man to, not only not have a father figure in my life, but no real male figures as teachers or as educators or as afterschool program leaders or anything.”
Well, if that’s just not the saddest thing. Jon, I am sure there are plenty of single moms across the nation who would be happy to have you stop by with a wiffle ball on Saturday afternoons. [E! Online]