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42 years of NOMAS

Welcome to our online home! The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. 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.

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Position Statement Against Anger Management as a Response to Men’s Violence Against Women

NOMAS (National Organization for Men Against Sexism), strongly opposes the use of “Anger Management” or Anger Management Programs as a criminal/civil disposition or means in which to deal with violence against an intimate partner. Over the last thirty-plus years of experience working with men in batterer programs – including the experience of domestic violence advocates – it is clear that men are not out-of-control,

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ALICE PAUL AWARDS FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE WORKED TO CONFRONT MEN’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Committee on Feminist Movement History: National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) reprinted with permission from: Brannon, Robert (2017) “Alice Paul Awards for Women Who Have Worked to Confront Men’s Violence Against Women,”Dignity: Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 9.DOI: 10.23860/dignity.2017.02.01.09 http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=dignity NOMAS is a 36-year old national feminist men’s network that engages in a wide range of activities

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Press Release: Hawaii Please Support the Safe Child Act

From NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, Child Custody Task Force and its Chair, Barry Goldstein. There is an important piece of legislation in the Hawaiian State House: HB 697, the Safe Child Act, is sponsored by Vice Speaker Mizuno [HB 697 analysis]. This bill is currently in the Human Services (HUS) and Judiciary (JDL) Committees. The Safe Child Act is the

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Why Family Courts Cannot Protect Children: ACE vs. PAS

Why Family Courts Cannot Protect Children: ACE vs. PAS By Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Studies are medical research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can be used to reduce cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, crime, substance abuse, suicide and many other horrible health and social problems.  Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is

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The Painful Cost of Disbelieving Women

The Painful Cost of Disbelieving Women by Barry Goldstein. A man in one of the batterer classes I teach couldn’t wait to bring up the Duke Lacrosse and Tawana Brawley cases to counter research that women rarely make false reports of rape or abuse.  While many men in the class, like the general public are familiar with the rare cases in which a woman

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Confronting the Commercial Sex Industry: Many Losses, a Few Bright Spots

Dr. Robert Brannon* The NOMAS National Task Group on Sex-Trafficking, Pornography, & the Commercial Sex Industry attempts to monitor events in this wide range of issues. The National Task Group is Chaired by Dr. Robert Brannon, with the involvement of other NOMAS leaders including Moshe Rozdzial, Phyllis Frank, Chris O’Sullivan, Rose Garrity and others. It has regular exchanges with feminist leaders and activists across

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NOMAS Chapters

NOMAS- Boston

NOMAS-Boston is dedicated to ending violence against women and local development of pro-feminist male allies. Follow NOMAS-Boston on their Facebook Page.

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NOMAS- Salt Lake City, UT

We hope to build awareness of the resources in our community and support the work of local organizations who live up to the principles of NOMAS.

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NOMAS- Orange County, New York

NOMAS-Lower Hudson chapter is dedicated to working with men on issues of accountability, entitlement, and ending violence.

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NOMAS- Denver

NOMAS-Denver puts on an annual Martin Luther King social justice workshop and a father’s day events.

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Training Opportunity for Social Workers and Addiction Specialists

Training Opportunity for Social Workers and Addiction Specialists on Domestic Violence and Work with Offenders

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Three things that decent men can do in response to #MeToo

“Bad men walk among us. Decent men who don’t understand women’s experiences walk among us. After this week, you should now understand something..

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Want to Fight Rape Culture? Start With Men.

Jackson Katz podcast: “the onus is not on women to come forward in order to create change. Rather, change should begin with men.”

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What “Me too” means to me: A message to other men

#MeToo happens in the context of rape culture, where rape and sexual assault of girls and women is pervasive and normalized due to the ways in..

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Unwanted sexual advances not just a Hollywood story, poll finds

The real news statistics: “More than half of U.S. women have experienced unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances from men, three in 10 have..

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