Men's Studies Association: 18th Annual Meeting

Nonexistent Knights: Men’s Situational Gender Practices in Campus Anti-Rape Organizing

Michael Messina-Yauchzy, Ph.D., Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY

ABSTRACT -Through both feminist organizing and media magnification, issues of rape grew to a peak of attention on college campuses during the 1980s and 1990s.  Anti-rape activists sought both to shape institutional prevention and response and also to reduce rape by affecting student culture and men’s behavior.  This paper is from my study examining the rise of anti-rape activism on one northeastern United States university campus in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Based on three years of participant observation and in-depth interviewing, it focuses on a student movement organization (“HEAR-US!”) that involved both women and men and that gained strong ownership of the rape issue.  Begun as a loosely-structured pressure-group, HEAR-US!

Men's Studies Association: 19th Annual Meeting

Invitational Intervention: the ARISE Model. A NIDA Study in Engaging Resistant Substance Abusers in Treatment--Implications of Specific Gender-Related Results

Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, President, Linking Human Systems, LLC, and LINC Foundation, Inc.

ABSTRACT - The goal of the study was to determine "real world" effectiveness of a timely-response method for helping "Concerned Others" get resistant Substance Abusers into treatment/self-help with minimal professional time and effort.

Men's Studies Association: 20th Annual Meeting

Parallels Between Selected Early Feminist Theories and the Fathers’ Rights and the Men’s Rights Branches

Ed Barton, Ph.D., J.D., Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI

ABSTRACT- Research indicates that there were some parallels between the early theoretical development of second wave feminist theory and the pro-feminist men’s movement, as compared with those branches of the contemporary men’s movement from the right end of the political spectrum, such as the fathers’ rights branch.
This discussion will explore these similarities and further explore the divergences that occurred, with a look at their implications for the future of men’s work and the contemporary men’s movement.

A Review of This Year’s Research in Men’s Studies: What Can the Abstracts Tell Us?

David Greene, Ph.D., Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

ABSTRACT – A look at trends, issues and interesting tidbits gleaned from a review of research published in three leading men’s studies journals—The Journal of Men’s Studies, Men & Masculinities and Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Men's Studies Association: 21st Annual Meeting

Males, Masculinity, and Suicide

John T. Casey, Ph.D., LCSW, Kaiser Permanente Department of Mental Health, Portland, OR

ABSTRACT - Suicide completion in the United States is a public health problem that claims over 30,000 lives annually.  Most of these suicide victims are white males who die by firearm, and who typically are not taking antidepressant medication and are not involved in mental health treatment at the time of death.  Depression is closely linked to suicide death, and treatment for depression is provided mainly within primary health care settings.