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Position paper on court mandated mental health treatment for men who batter

Many courts throughout the country are using mental health treatment as a penalty for men’s acts of assault against their partners. It is our strong professional determination, based on many decades of work in the field, that an order for mental health treatment as a sanction for an assault is not the appropriate response. Mental health treatment offers people the opportunity to do the

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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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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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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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Men’s Culture

by Sidney Miller The true meaning of a social movement is not found in official pronouncements, constitutions, or minutes of meetings… nor in the dry words of historical or social analysis. Rather, one must look to the prophetic visions and landscapes of the writers, artists, and musicians who lived that experience, for a human record of the stormy Mondays and melancholy Tuesdays of that

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Abortion: The Ultimate Insult to Male Authority

by Joyce Arthur (choice joyce) Reprinted with permission from the author (originally published on the Blogger’s Paradise on Daily Kos) The biggest difference by far between men and women, the only one that’s really important – is that women can bear children and men cannot. I believe that difference, in one way or another, directly or indirectly, accounts for virtually all the oppression against

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Manhood and Violence: The Deadliest Equation

by Michael Kimmel, PhD In the days and months following the tragedy at Columbine, the nation stared at the pictures of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold trying to understand the unfathomable – how these two young boys could arm themselves to the teeth and open fire on their classmates and teachers. We continued to stare at those pictures as the explanations began to pour

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