Feminism is a self-liberation movement among women. NOMAS stands in support of the analysis of feminism and the social structural changes that are necessary to end patriarchy and male supremacy. In attempting to center that movement, NOMAS does not refer to itself as a feminist organization, but as a pro-feminist organization. Materials in this section are NOMAS’ attempts to amplify that feminist analysis, and add our energy to the movement of women to liberate themselves without appropriating women’s experience.

Understanding Patriarchy and Men’s Power

By Joseph Pleck, PhD Printed with permission MEN’S POWER WITH OTHER MEN In recent years, we have come to understand that relations between men and women are governed by a sexual politics that exists outside individual men’s and women’s needs and choices.  It has taken us much longer to recognize that there is a systematic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thousands of Miles, Months at a Time: The Amazing Story of Two Men’s Dreams of Fatherhood

Excerpt: “Sometimes fatherhood means having vision; it’s about doing those hard things that set an example and build character in young men. The dads knew sooner or later the boys would wonder about their roots. They were sure to have questions about their birth mother, and the village they came from.” Full story here

NOMAS Requests Limbaugh Be Taken Off the Air

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism condemns the latest hateful message from Rush Limbaugh and encourages his removal from the airwaves.  Limbaugh is one of the leading spokesmen for the most extreme side of the Republican Party and has a long history of sexist, racist, heterosexist and other indecent statements.  As men and women […]

Men’s Studies Association: 12th Annual Meeting

August 10, 2000 – Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO Spreading the Word: Teaching Men’s Studies Beyond the Classroom Christopher Kilmartin, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA ABSTRACT -This workshop will focus on strategies for reaching the male campus population in places other than the classroom. The presenter has participated in several such efforts, including: Gender-aware programming […]

Men’s Studies Association: 21st Annual Meeting

October 28, 2009 – Portland State University, Portland, OR 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 […]

Men’s Studies Association: 20th Annual Meeting

August 21, 2008 – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 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 […]

Men’s Studies Association: 19th Annual Meeting

July 6, 2007 – University of Indiana/Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN 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 […]

Men’s Studies Association: 18th Annual Meeting

August 4, 2006 – Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey 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 […]