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Songs of the Pro-Feminist Men’s Movement

Songs of NOMAS: For over 40 years NOMAS has supported cultural workers, through arts and media, as voices of the activist movement that NOMAS represents.  Music and song have been an integral part of the NOMAS Men and Masculinity conference tradition.  Below is a representative compilation of these songs and their attribution.  Thank you to Peter Alsop for this compilation. IT’S ONLY A WEE-WEE, SO WHAT’S

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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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The History and Odyssey of Pro-Feminist American Fathers

by Doug Gertner Ever wonder where fathers fit in the history of Pro-Feminist American Families?   According to Dr. Joseph Pleck, the Victorian father was “Moral Overseer” of his family, the one who taught them right from wrong, good from bad, and to fear God. This is a noble and necessary role for a father, to be sure, yet fathers in this era showed

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Anti-Semitism and Heterosexism: Common Constructs of Oppression

Moshe Rozdzial, PhD All oppressions have common roots. Born out of misinformation and directed toward the “other,” the goal of any oppression is the unjust, destructive, and unequal distribution of power to the advantage of one group over another. And although there is no specific hierarchy of oppressions, the context in which they manifest themselves – history, economics, or politics – makes some types

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What is Fair for Children of Abusive Men?

A presentation by Jack Straton at What About the Kids? Custody and Visitation Decisions in Families with a History of Violence, a National Training Project of the Duluth Domestic Abuse Project on Thursday, October 8, 1992, Duluth, Minnesota Introduction I will first critically examine the criterion at the base of all custody laws today, “What is in the best interests of the children?” 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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The Developmental Experience of Gay/Lesbian Youth

Don Johnson, PhD I propose that everyone in our society is homophobic. In addition, it is my strong belief that gay and lesbian individuals, prior to coming out, are among the most homophobic people in our society. Most of us do not think of ourselves as homophobic, however, and many people will disagree with this concept of universal homophobia, especially as applied to them.

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