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An Interview with Dwayne Milton 

Dwayne Milton 

My father used to always say, “If you have to hit a woman, then you’re not a man.”  That’s one of the things that always stuck with me…

“If [the couple] [has] a problem, then they need to talk to somebody.  If she is afraid, she needs to talk to somebody.  That’s a big issue when you’re afraid of losing power, control.”

“Most guys won’t open up because they were taught not to do that…  Men aren’t supposed to cry...We have to learn to open up.  I think some people, if they are in an environment, might open up”