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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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'Incel': Reddit bans misogynist men's group blaming women for their celibacy

Reddit has banned a community dedicated to the “involuntarily celibate”-‘incel’-that was largely populated by men who appear to hate..

40 likes, 3 comments17 hours ago

Rebecca Solnit: Ending Sexual Harassment Means Changing Masculinity & Undermining Misogynist Culture

“I hope at some point sexual harassment, the denigration, the exclusion and silencing of women, become something really rare and exceptional..

29 likes, 0 comments1 day ago

The sexual-harassment epidemic has been diagnosed. What’s the cure?

Both men and women have been infiltrated by such a systemically misogynist culture…The notion that harassment could be confused with flirting..

9 likes, 1 comments1 day ago

The Real Difference Between Men Who Rape and Those Who Don’t

“If we want to end men’s violence against women, we have to acknowledge the effects of patriarchal socialization, and such critical self-reflection..

35 likes, 3 comments2 days ago

The myth of the male bumbler

A Sexist “culture attempts to normalize this [Sexual-harassment and assault] stuff: by minimizing the damage to women and the agency of men.”

23 likes, 0 comments2 days ago