Feminism

NOMAS Opposes Amnesty International’s Policy on Decriminalization of Prostitution/Sex Trafficking

Press Release                                                                                              August 18, 201 On August 11, 2015, Amnesty International (AI) turned its back on Feminism by voting to adopt policy supporting decriminalizing prostitution (also known as sex trafficking). However intended or motivated, the decision by Amnesty International is an act in support of male supremacy and privilege. NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, opposes the legalization of prostitution and has

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Roles of Men with Feminism and Feminist Theory

by Brian Klocke Can Men do Feminist Theory? There are perhaps as many definitions of feminism and feminist theory as there are people who declare that they are feminists. Ben Agger (1998) states that the major achievement of feminist theory is to make the politics of sex and gender central to understanding oppression. However, feminist theory is not only about understanding but also about

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The Politics of Accountability

by Jonathan Cohen Accountability has become a watchword in the movement to end domestic violence. It is almost impossible to be involved in any work related to ending domestic violence without hearing the word accountability bandied about. But while some might glaze over at its mention, to battered women, their advocates and allies, it is an essential tenet in the movement for freedom. Accountability,

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Understanding Patriarchy and Men’s Power

By Joseph Pleck, PhD Printed with permission MEN’S POWER WITH OTHER MEN In recent years, we have come to understand that relations between men and women are governed by a sexual politics that exists outside individual men’s and women’s needs and choices.  It has taken us much longer to recognize that there is a systematic sexual politics of male-male relationships as well.  Under patriarchy, men’s relationships

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Objectification Of Women

“Objectification of Women” Phyllis B. Frank Pictures Never Lie ? Think about the hundreds or thousands pictures of Women that we see, every month and year, in magazines, on TV, in the movies, in advertising. How do these pictures compare with what we see when we look at the real women around us, every day? In a country where coverage of women’s lives and

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12 Steps Men Can Take to End Sexism

1. Don’t interrupt women when they speak, control their space, or assume they need your protection.  Focus on the effect of your actions, rather than on the intent. 2. Support women’s leadership and help elect progressive women to political office. 3. Support women’s equality in education, sports, and in the workplace. 4. Don’t condone, laugh at, or tell sexist (racist or homophobic) jokes or

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NOMAS Requests Limbaugh Be Taken Off the Air

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism condemns the latest hateful message from Rush Limbaugh and encourages his removal from the airwaves.  Limbaugh is one of the leading spokesmen for the most extreme side of the Republican Party and has a long history of sexist, racist, heterosexist and other indecent statements.  As men and women of conscience, we cannot allow this man’s voice to

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NOMAS Joins with NY- NOW to Celebrate the Legacy of Betty Freidan

Dr. Robert Brannon, for NOMAS The National Organization for Men Against Sexism. On the dedication of the Betty Freidan Memorial Marker. November 10, 2011 Grandview, NY Just over 50 years ago, in a house near here where we stand, a woman in her mid-30’s, Betty Goldstein Freidan, struggled in isolation, against impossible, ancient, even invisible glass-ceiling barriers, to write a book which in turn

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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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