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2010 BrotherPeace Award: Rose Garrity

BrotherPeace Award 2010 To Rose Garrity The Ending Men’s Violence Network of NOMAS addresses all forms of violence by men, particularly in the context of patriarchal privilege and sexism. The EMV-Net has been especially active in working against domestic abuse, but also addresses sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault, and the abuse of women in prostitution and pornography. The EMV-Net periodically awards its National

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1991 BrotherPeace Award: Dr. Mary Koss

Mary Koss’ award was at the  Sixteenth Annual Conference on Men and Masculinity in Tucson, Arizona. June 7, 1991.I am delighted to inform you that you have been chosen as the first-ever recipient of the BrotherPeace Award by the Ending Men’s Violence Task Group of the National Organization For Men Against Sexism, in thanks for your outstanding academic contributions to anti-rape activism.  The EMV

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The Intersection of Rape, Custody and Reproductive Coercion

By Barry Goldstein Thirty-one states permit rapists to use family courts to gain access to their victim and obtain custody or visitation of a child conceived from rape. The situation is outrageous, but it doesn’t even describe the full failure of states to protect rape victims and their children. Even in states that provide some protections, a conviction is necessary to shield survivors from

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NOMAS MOURNS THE LOSS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTIVIST JENNI RIVERA

NOMAS joins the family, friends and fans in mourning the loss of domestic violence spokesperson Jenni Rivera, who was killed Sunday, December 9, 2012 in a plane crash. The Lear Jet 25 with U.S. registration, disappeared minutes after taking off from the northern city of Monterrey on its way to Toluca.  The crash has been confirmed by Mexico’s Director of Civil Aviation and the NTSB.

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Position Statement on the harms of “treatment” models for men charged with dometic violence or abuse

A recent petition featured by change.org is of grave concern to the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and advocates who understand the systemic nature of domestic violence and femicide. The petition, addressed to Roger Gooddell, was featured by change.org and gathered more than 13,200 signatures as of December 15, 2012 (http://www.change.org/petitions/nfl-take-real-action-on-domestic-violence). Drafted by a therapist in Baltimore, it seems well intentioned but reinforces a common myth,

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Calling it Anger Adds to the Danger

by Phyllis B. Frank and Gail K. Golden Anger Management Policy Statement With decades of experience to draw upon, we have determined that most people who are thought to need anger management programs already know how to manage their anger, and do so, on a daily basis in a wide variety of settings. It is particularly worrisome when a man is ordered to an

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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 Importance of Using Accountable Language

by Phyllis B. Frank and Barry Goldstein This article was conceived because of the frequency with which leaders of our movement and presenters at conferences use unaccountable language in our presentations and proposals, even as they deeply care about ending men’s violence against women and have devoted their lives to helping women partnered with abusive men. Like all tools of oppression, unaccountable language is

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“Domestic Violence” as part of the broader issue of “Domestic Abuse”

“Domestic Violence” as part of the broader issue of “Domestic Abuse” The horrific physical violence that so many men continue to inflict on their wives or woman partners is truly astonishing, shocking, and galvanizing: slaps, punches, choking, severe shaking, being thrown against walls or down stairs, arms twisted or broken, burns, stabbings, gunshots, and innumerable other forms of physical injury. Yet there has been

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Men’s Violence Against Women

by Christopher Kilmartin   April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and too often we see domestic violence and rape defined as “women’s issues.” Since men do the vast majority of the damage, I think it’s a men’s issue. I’ll begin with a story, not a very happy one, to set the tone. A little while back, The Washington Post ran a story about a

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