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

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

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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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Letter to New Hampshire Reps. on De-Criminalizing Prostitution

Sent to Representatives in New Hampshire, who were to vote on a proposal that would lead to de-criminalizing Prostitution in New Hampshire (posted 2/15/17) Dear Representative,     I speak on behalf of a 35 year old national men’s network (Nomas.org) which among other things, looks very closely at the “commercial sex industry.”     “De-criminalizing prostitution” sounds sexy, “modern” and attractive in some ways, at

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PRESS RELEASE: NOMAS commends Ireland on passage of Nordic Model bill

   NOMAS, and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) commend  Ireland, for the historic passage of a new bill which de-criminalizes prostituted people, but penalizes the purchase of sex (the Nordic model). The bill was approved on Feb. 14. The new Irish law will help efforts to end demand, by holding sex buyers accountable, and will also ensure that prostituted women and girls can

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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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Stop Legalizing Incest: The Failure of the Court System to Protect Children

Stop Legalizing Incest By Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. District Attorney Bill Delahunt put together a group of best practices from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s that dramatically reduced domestic violence, particularly homicides.  Bill understood that incest was far more common than most people realized and included a special office to respond to this heinous crime.  The successful practices became known

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The Safe Child Act: The Best Interests of a Child in a Rational World

The Best Interests of a Child in a Rational World Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. IT IS THE POLICY OF THIS STATE THAT PROVIDING A SAFE, HEALTHY, STABLE AND NON-VIOLENT ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CHILD SHALL BE THE COURT’S PARAMOUNT CONSIDERATION. As far as I know, the above language is not the law, nor the standard practice of custody courts in any

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Tara O’Shea-Watson Could Have Been Saved: Domestic Violence and the Court System

Tara O’Shea-Watson Could Have Been Saved By Barry Goldstein. We know how to stop domestic violence crime and especially homicide.  This confidence is based on successful practices in communities like Quincy, San Diego and Nashville that dramatically reduced these horrific crimes.  In Quincy, a county that averaged 5-6 DV homicides, they enjoyed several years in a row with no murders.  Accordingly it is not

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What Does Domestic Violence Have to do with Shared Parenting?

What Does Domestic Violence Have to do with Shared Parenting? Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Task Group on Child Custody. Domestic violence became a public issue at a time when virtually no scientific research was available.  This led to the implementation of many practices that are harmful and biased against direct victims and their children.  Today we have a specialized body of scientific research which includes

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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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