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June 2012


Policy Statement on Child Custody Laws

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism1 is committed to make substantive this nation’s ideals of equality and justice. In choosing loyalties in disputes over child custody, any society that cares for its future must make its primary concern that which is truly in the best interests of children. In a society such as ours in which men daily subject women to violence, oppression, and

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NOMAS proud sponsor of Friedan Monument: “Birthplace of the Modern Women’s Movement”

GRAND VIEW, NY, TO DEDICATE BETTY FRIEDAN MONUMENT NOVEMBER 10, 2011. Picturesque Grand View-on-Hudson in New York State lays claim to the title of “Birthplace of the Modern Women’s Movement” on November 10 at 11 a.m. with dedication of a monument proclaiming the village as the site where Betty Friedan wrote her world-changing book “The Feminine Mystique.” Set on a seven-foot-tall post in front

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Martin Luther King, Non-violence, and the Anti-Sexist Men’s Movement

By Robert Brannon It is important to look back and remember the ideological history of today’s anti-sexist men’s movement.   Not so much the dates and details, but the sources of our ideals and ideas, and the movements and events that influenced our evolving ideology and strategies. The modern roots of our movement, more than anywhere else, began in the great American social upheaval of the

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10 Ways Anti-sexist Men Can Help Reform the Broken Custody Court System

By Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Child Custody Task Group Research has now established that the custody court system’s response to domestic violence cases is deeply flawed.  Courts’ use of outdated practices, unqualified professionals, inadequate training, gender bias and other mistakes has resulted in thousands of children being sent to live with abusers.  This article explores the role anti-sexist men can play in reforming the custody

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Men’s Studies Association Abstracts Online on Resource Page

Titles and abstracts of 14 of the Men’s Studies Association annual meetings are online on the Task Group’s Resource page. The meeting notes represent 14 of the last 15 years, starting from the 8th annual meeting, in 1996, through the present day. The 24nd Annual Men’s Studies Association Meeting will be held on July 22, 2012, in Denver, CO, as part of the 37th

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2011 BrotherPeace Award: Dr. Margaret Baldwin

For Outstanding Lifetime Achievement and Leadership on behalf of Women and Girls used in Prostitution The Ending Men’s Violence Network of NOMAS addresses all forms of violence by men, particularly in the context of patriarchal privilege and sexism. The EMV-Net has been especially active in working against domestic abuse, but also addresses sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault, and the abuse of women in

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23rd Men’s Studies Association Meeting

On April 1, 2011, the Men’s Studies Association of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) held its 23rd National Meeting in conjunction with the 36th National Conference on Men & Masculinity (M&M), “Breaking Out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity” addressing men’s perception and misperception around issues concerning consent, rape, and bystander intervention. The MSA evaluates current advances in the scholarship of men’s

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NOMAS supports Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, HR 3887

The U.S. law addressing the crime of Sex Trafficking, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 0f 2000, is about to expire and must be reauthorized by Congress. On December 4, the House did something remarkable. It overwhelmingly passed HR 3887 which not only extends the TVPA, but greatly improves it. The trafficking issue now moves to the Senate Judiciary Committee. NOMAS is joining many feminist

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NOMAS Joined Successful Amicus Brief to Protect Women’s-only Shelters

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against CA Shelters March 18, 2005 NOMAS joined an amicus brief with California Women’s Law Center in a case, in which a man who claimed to be a domestic violence victim brought an unsuccessful equal protection challenge to state funding for Los Angeles area women-only domestic violence shelters. Serving as a tester for the National Coalition of Free Men, Blumhorst called

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NOMAS Panel Discusses Causes, Preventions for Same-Sex Domestic Violence

Panel Discusses Causes, Preventions for Same-Sex Domestic Violence Reprinted with permission from QsaltLake (qsaltlake.com) Written by JoSelle Vanderhooft Wednesday, 16 January 2008 A panel of experts in domestic violence – all members of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism – met Jan. 11 at the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society to discuss the problem of domestic violence in the romantic relationships of gays,

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