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Men's Movement

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Discussion Questions 1. What do you find to be the most interesting aspect of the men's movement?

2. Which of the two groups, profeminists or masculinists, would you most likely identified with?

3. What similarities do you identify within the movements of our history such as Civil Rights, Women's Rights, Gay Rights, and Men's Movements? Men's Movement NOMAS: National Organization for Men Against Sexism History:
-NOMAS began as a loose-knit spontaneous social movement in the early 1970s.
-In 1981, it became clear that some kind of structure was needed for the group to continue.
-Men's Awareness Network(MAN)
-Men Allied for Liberation and Equality(MALE)
-National Organization for Changing Men(NOCM)
-National Organization for Men Against Sexism(NOMAS) MVP: Mentors in Violence Prevention History:
-MVP was created in 1993 by Jackson Katz, under Center for the Study of Sport in Society in Northeastern University.

-with 3-year grant from the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). MVP's Focus Violence as men's issue
traitorous identity
Cooperation with Student-athletes
MVP Playbook
Bystander Approach Bystander: Beginning of Men's Movement Bibliography Etkin, M. (1991). The men's movement. Canadian Dimension,25(1), 35.

Karoski, S. (2010). The perception of men in the men's movement on men's health. Journal of Men's Health, 7(3), 317-318. doi: 10.1016/j.jomh.2010.09.115

Katz, J. (1995). Reconstructing masculinity in the locker room: The mentors in violence prevention project. Harvard Educational Review, 65(2), 163-174.

Katz, J., Heisterkamp, H., & Fleming, W. (2011). The Social Justice Roots of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Model and Its Application in a High School Setting. Violence Against Women, 17, 684-702.

Kimmel, M. S. (1987). Men’s Responses to Feminism at the Turn of the Century. Gender and Society, 1(3) 261-283. anyone who plays some role in an act of harassment, abuse, or violence but is neither the perpetrator nor the victim: a friend, family member, classmate, teammate, or coworker. Indicates a relationship
Men and women are too interconnected Female Student-Athletes Sample Scenario You're hanging out on campus with some of your friends. Another friend walks up to your group. As she does, several men sitting near you make "catcalls" and call her a "slut" and a "ho." Your friend is obviously upset, but no one in your group says anything. Train of Thought .....Is it true what they're saying?
.....Does that matter?
.....Why aren't my friends speaking up?
.....If I remain silent, am I endorsing the behavior of these men?
.....If I speak up, will they harass me?
.....Do I have a responsibility to my friend?

.....What should I do? Options 1. Keep quiet.

2. Tell my friends that we should confront the men about their sexist attitudes, but don't pursue it if they are uninterested.

3. Tell the men their comments are sexist and offend me, and that sexual harassment is a crime.

4. Say nothing now. Later talk to my friends about how we can confront sexism and harassment.

5. Personal Option: Men's movements are not independent of women's movements.

1. Profeminist Men's Movements

2. Masculinist Men's Movements Two Profeminists Groups NOMAS-National Organization for Men Against Sexism

MVP-Mentors in Violence Prevention NOMAS's Focus Fatherhood
Male Friendships
Emotional expressiveness
Compulsive competition
Sensitivity in interpersonal skills
Sexual pleasure
Aggressiveness NOMAS: Statement of Principle NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities. MVP's Goals Raise participant awareness of underlying issues and unique dynamics of all forms of men’s violence against women
Challenge participants to think critically and personally (empathize) about these issues
Open dialogue amongst participants about the dynamics and context of all forms of men’s violence against women
Inspire participants to be proactive leaders around these issues by challenging them to develop concrete options for intervention in potentially dangerous situations involving peers Introduction to Men's Movement Quizzes Q1. Men’s movements include which of the following groups?

A: Pro-feminists
B: Anti-feminists
C: Masculinists
D: A & C

Q2. True or False, traitorous identity is one common rhetorical strategy use by pro-feminist men?

Q3. True or False, often times, men’s movements arose in reaction to particular branches of women’s movements and particular issues pursued by women’s movements? Men's Movement Quizzes Cont. Q4. NOMAS-The National Organization for Men Against Sexism, a group we will be discussing further today focuses on helping which of the following ideas?
A: Fatherhood
B: Male Friendships
C: Homophobia
D: All of the above

Q5. MVP-Mentors in Violence Prevention, another group we will discuss further, works mainly with which of the following groups?
A: Student Athletes
B: Student Artists
C: High School Students
D: A & C NOMAS cont. -NOMAS national task groups publish journals and issue reports and position papers, on topics such as fathering, men and spirituality, men in prison, homophobia, gay rights, and more.

-NOMAS publishes a periodic magazine, called 'Brother', both in hard copy and on the Web, for the pro-feminist men's movement and more recently, has started distributing the Activist Men's Journal. (Women's International Network News, 2000) (Katz, 1995) (www.mvpnational.org, 2013) (Katz, Heisterkamp and Fleming, 2011) Task Groups Child Custody
Eliminating Racism
Ending Men's Violence
GLBT Affirmative
Men, Culture and Art
Homophobia and Heterosexism
Men's Studies Association
Pornography and Prostitution Men's Health and Mental Health
Men and Prisons
Men and Spirituality
Reproductive Rights
Sexual Harassment (www.nomas.org, 2013) (www.nomas.org, 2013) (www.nomas.org, 2013) (www.nomas.org, 2013) (Wood, 2013) (Wood, 2013) (Katz, Heisterkamp, and Fleming 2011) (www.eurowrc.org/05.education/education_en/10.edu_en.htm, 2012) (www.eurowrc.org/05.education/education_en/10.edu_en.htm, 2012) (www.eurowrc.org/05.education/education_en/10.edu_en.htm, 2012) (www.youtube.com (www.youtube.com /watch?v=cYVIR7cwe9E) /watch?v=zxIw2GGQarY) (www.youtube.com /watch?v=KTvSfeCRxe8) Bibliography Cont. Murphy, M. (2006). 'The fire will not consume us': Exploring the link between homophobia and sexism in US feminism. Journal of Gender Studies, 15(3), 209-221. doi: 10.1080/09589230600861978

NOMAS -- the national organization for men against sexism. (2000). WIN News, 26(4), 73.

Wood, J. T. (2013). Gendered Lives Communication, Gender, and Culture. Boston, MA. Wadsworth.



http://www.eurowrc.org/05.education/education_en/10.edu_en.htm What comes to your mind when you see the following images? Very Beginning William Lloyd Garrison
Frederick Douglass
William Sanger, Margaret Sanger's husband (Kimmel, 1987)
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