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40 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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41st National Conference on Men and Masculinity: A NOMAS Gathering

 41st National Conference on Men and Masculinity: NOMAS Gathering Supporting Local Initiatives: LGBT Pride Center, Nyack NY July 29-August 1, 2016 Please Join NOMAS in supporting the newly founded LGBT Pride Center in Nyack, NY.  NOMAS will sponsor 3 days of meetings and presentation on issues of Men and Masculinities. The Gathering format is a NOMAS tradition in supporting local initiatives, bringing support to

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Songs of the Pro-Feminist Men’s Movement

Songs of NOMAS: For over 40 years NOMAS has supported cultural workers, through arts and media, as voices of the activist movement that NOMAS represents.  Music and song have been an integral part of the NOMAS Men and Masculinity conference tradition.  Below is a representative compilation of these songs and their attribution.  Thank you to Peter Alsop for this compilation. IT’S ONLY A WEE-WEE, SO WHAT’S

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“Exposing Reproductive Coercion” Toolkit & Brochures Published

The Feminist Women’s Health Center of Atlanta, Georgia and The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), in collaboration with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) have published a toolkit for clinicians, domestic violence workers, and women impacted by Reproductive Coercion, a form of Intimate Partner Violence. This toolkit provides credible, unbiased information for women as well as individuals working in the domestic violence

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Blaming by Naming: Battered Women and the Epidemic of Codependence

Phyllis B. Frank and Gail Kadison Golden Codependency is an increasingly popular term for describing an expanding population of individuals. This concept, originally identified by drug and alcohol counselors, was formulated to describe those individuals who make relationships with substance abusers, enable them, and fail to leave them even after it becomes clear that the relationship is a damaging one (Rockland County Department of

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NOMAS Says ‘Happy Birthday’ to Dr. Phyllis Chesler

I have always admired Phyllis Chesler as one of the earliest founding mothers of second-wave feminism.   She has also been the embodiment of a special role which I admire, and have always aspired to: a feminist social scientist.  Her work over the past forty years has deeply influenced me, both in general ways as a role model and professional inspiration, and on very

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NCADV’S TAKE A STAND AND LOBBY DAY EVENT October 1st, 2015 Washington, D.C. Learn more and get involved at www.ncadv.org/takeastand. NCADV is kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a national event to raise awareness about domestic violence-Take A Stand. NCADV’s Take A Stand event will occur October 1st at 11:00am in Washington, D.C. on the Capitol grounds. Here, victims, activists, volunteers, legislators and

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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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How Men’s Rights Activists Hijacked the Circumcision Debate: “By appropriating the jargon of the marginalized” Men’s Rights Activists “think..

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My boyfriend insisted a gun would keep us “safer” up until the day he shot me in the face

Gun possession is just one more tool men may use to enforce their “ownership” of intimate partners. Here’s one more personal story. Trigger warning.

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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

In Patriarchy, males internalize and externalize superiority resulting in a “pathological system that rewards men for their incompetence while..

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