Task Group News

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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2009 BrotherPeace Award goes to Barry Goldstein

The EndingMen’s Violence Network of NOMAS addresses all forms of violence by men, particularly in the context of patriarchal privilege and sexism. The EMV-Net is especially active in working against domestic abuse, but also addresses sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault, and the abuse of women in trafficking, prostitution and pornography. The EMV-Net periodically awards its National BrotherPeace Award to an individual who has

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Highlights of the Colorado Men Against Domestic Violence NOMAS Roundtable

On Saturday, January 16th representatives from fatherhood programs, domestic violence victim services providers, domestic violence offender treatment programs and others gathered to hear and discuss issues related to encouraging men to take a stand against domestic violence and build positive relationships. Featured at the roundtable were members of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) Leadership Council. Topics included: Domestic violence batterer programs,

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Video records NOMAS-Boston supply drive for DV shelters

NOMAS Boston, the Boston Chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, holds their annual supply drive for local domestic violence shelters. Putting together a wish list of items needed by the shelters, the coordinated effort entailed setting up stations in front of grocery and department stores to collect donated items and create teachable moments for the community. Watch the YOUTUBE.com video by

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The Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is a nonprofit independent scientific organization composed of respected scientists, clinicians, educators, legal scholars, and public policy analysts. We are committed to providing professionals and lay persons with the latest scientific information on issues that may affect the public’s health and safety. We also seek to correct the misuse of psychological science to serve vested interests or justify victimizing vulnerable populations

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A Request to Men’s Organizations and Allies for Support of Protective Child Custody (with Spanish & French Translations)

From the NOMAS Child Custody Task Group Male supremacist groups (“Father’s Rights”) have caused unspeakable harm to our country and to our children by encouraging abusive fathers, often with little past involvement with their children, to seek custody as a tactic to pressure a mother to return or to punish her for leaving. “Shared parenting”, “friendly parent”, involvement of both parents and other concepts

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Homophobic Hate Crimes Reports Rise in the US

By Jessica Green Reprinteed with permission from www.PinkNews.co.uk Statistics from the FBI have shown an 11 per cent rise in reports of homophobic hate crime across America in the last year. The data, released yesterday (November 23, 2010), shows an overall rise of two per cent for all hate crimes, but this was markedly higher for anti-gay incidents and also for hate crimes based

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NOMAS Endorses the NY Model for Batterer Programs

After years of exploring a wide range of batterer program models, the National Council of NOMAS has given its full support to the New York Model for Batterer Programs (www.nymbp.org). This model was determined to be most in keeping with NOMAS principles and beliefs about sexism, domestic violence and batterer programs. Batterer programs, created in the mid 70’s, were originally designed to “treat” offenders.

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Male Sexuality: Moving Beyond the Myths

by Merle Longwood This article appeared in the Christian Century, April 13, 1988, p. 363. Copyright by the Christian Century Foundation and reprinted by permission. Current articles and subscription information can be found at www.christiancentury.org. Issue of the Christian Century. Subscriptions: $49/yr. from P. O. Box 700, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. (800) 208-4097. When I began teaching Christian ethics in the late 1960s, I

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