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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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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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Intersectional Dominance-White, Straight, Christian, Patriarchy-Won the Election!

By Moshe Rozdzial, PhD* Many explanations have been proposed, in the weeks since the presidential election, for Trump’s win, and, to one degree or another, most have some validity. One explanation – working class economic insecurity – seems unsupported. The economy is at its healthiest since the Bush-era recession.  Gas prices are at 1998 levels and unemployment is at record low levels. Clinton’s email

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Think It’s #NotAllMen? These 4 Facts Prove You’re Just Plain Wrong

by Melissa A. Fabello and Aaminah Khan, Originally published on Everyday Feminism, October 10, 2016 Dear Well-Meaning Men Who Believe Themselves to Be Safe, Thereby Legitimizing the “Not All Men” Argument, Let’s start here, even though this should go without saying: We don’t think that all men are inherently abusive or dangerous. Plenty of men aren’t. There are men that we love very much

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Against Patriarchy: Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution*

Against Patriarchy: Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution* By Chris Crass For all of us who are men who believe in social justice, who want healthy and beautiful lives for our loved ones, and who are working for positive change in the world, let us commit or re-commit to making feminism central in our lives, values, and actions.  Black feminist scholar bell hooks

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Rape Culture Syllabus

Rape Culture Syllabus Reprinted with permission by the author Laura Ciolkowski October 15, 2016 — I just start kissing them. Just kiss—I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Whatever you want. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.—Donald Trump The video was released on Friday, October 7. At the presidential debate

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On Fatherhood and Feminism, Writing for the Web

On Fatherhood and Feminism, Writing for the Web – ARIEL CHESLER 7/29/16: 41st Annual NOMAS CONFERENCE I have been asked to speak about fatherhood and feminism today, a topic I think about often. For example, here are some random questions: 1) Why do some people think I am not fulfilled as a father because I have daughters and no sons; 2) Why am I

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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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Toxic masculinity is killing men: The roots of male trauma

Toxic masculinity is a killer: “When masculinity is defined by absence, when it sits, as it does, on the absurd and fallacious idea that the..

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Room Full Of Men Decides Fate Of Women's Health Care

Hypocrisy, Misogyny and political violence against women: Republicans men argue that men shouldn’t have to pay for things like maternity care…

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STUDY: Employers Discriminate Against Candidates With 'Gay Voice'

The voice of discrimination: “the mere sound of a voice is sufficient to trigger stereotyping, denying gay- and lesbian-sounding speakers the..

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Newsrooms should follow two simple rules for reporting on women’s bodies

Sexism and the news: “Ignoring the actual work of brilliant women to gawk at their bodies is both sexist and irresponsible. It’s sexist because..

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A feminist glossary because we didn't all major in gender studies

Feminism glossary: understanding the language that supports the movement.

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