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What Batterer Programs Can Do Demonstrably and Reliably with All Men Ordered by the Courts

By Phyllis B. Frank, , Director, VCS Domestic Violence Program for Men

Batterer programs often confound even those who work closely with them.  Courts, probation, prosecution, parole, advocates, and the public understandably have unfulfilled hopes about what batterer programs can accomplish.  After thirty years of consistent trial, error and more trial, the NY Model for Batterer Programs has devised a simple list of what we know we can accomplish and measure and what we cannot be certain we can accomplish.
 
Batterer Programs Can Clearly, Easily and Certainly .

Gay Parenting

Somewhere between 6 million and 12 million children have been blessed with gay parents. Yet, gay and lesbian parents continue to struggle on a daily basis with the challenges of a homophobic society and institutionalized oppression. Gays and lesbians are the only population facing restrictions on the rights and privileges of parenthood.

Beynd Guilt: How to Deal with Societal Racism

Racism manifests in a number of ways, including internalized, personal, institutional, and societal. This article addresses the specific form of racism that we refer to as “societal,” and provides
a method of responding to the guilt-based reactions of many European Americans to the subject of racism.

Does Consensual Prostitution Exist?

By Robert Brannon, PHD, Chair

NOMAS Task Group on Pornography and Prostitution,

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.

Understanding Patriarchy and Men's Power

By Joseph Pleck, PhD

Printed with permission

MEN'S POWER WITH OTHER MEN

10 Major Unresolved Issues Within the Anti-Pornography Struggle

A challenge to the feminist anti-pornography movement has been a lack of consensus about key issues and goals.  The NOMAS National Task Group on Pornography & Prostitution has developed a list of ten such unresolved issues (see below).  We seek to encourage

The Fight Against Sex Trafficking: Still An Uphill Struggle

At first glance, it would seem that the horrors of sex-trafficking have finally been clearly recognized in 2009; that change for the better is happening.   Public opinion seems strongly against sex trafficking.  The U.S.

HOW DO WE KNOW CUSTODY COURTS ARE SENDING CHILDREN TO LIVE WITH ABUSERS?

by Barry Goldstein, NOMAS Child Custody Task Group

 Mothers and domestic violence advocates have been complaining for many years about problems in the custody court system that have resulted in large numbers of children being sent to live with abusive fathers while safe, protective mothers are denied any meaningful relationship with their children.  Courts have tended to dismiss the complaints by referring to the mothers as “disgruntled litigants.”  As more concern about the problem has been expressed and more research performed, the mothers’ complaints have been confirmed.  Early in 2010, a new book co-edited by Dr.

10 Ways Anti-sexist Men Can Help Reform the Broken Custody Court System

By Barry Goldstein,

NOMAS Child Custody Task Group

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