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.

The Daddy Balance

By Doug Gertner Like a walk on a high wire or an advanced yoga pose, the challenge of balancing our work and family life keeps most fathers on our toes. During my regular workshops with soon-to-be first-time fathers, their top concern is time management after their child arrives. As men we tend to identify closely […]

Male Sexuality: Moving Beyond the Myths

by Merle Longwood This article appeared in the Christian Century, April 13, 1988, p. 363. Copyright by the Christian Century Foundation and reprinted by permission. Current articles and subscription information can be found at Issue of the Christian Century. Subscriptions: $49/yr. from P. O. Box 700, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. (800) 208-4097. When I […]

NOMAS proud sponsor of Friedan Monument: “Birthplace of the Modern Women’s Movement”

GRAND VIEW, NY, TO DEDICATE BETTY FRIEDAN MONUMENT NOVEMBER 10, 2011. Picturesque Grand View-on-Hudson in New York State lays claim to the title of “Birthplace of the Modern Women’s Movement” on November 10 at 11 a.m. with dedication of a monument proclaiming the village as the site where Betty Friedan wrote her world-changing book “The […]

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 […]

Video records NOMAS-Boston supply drive for DV shelters

NOMAS Boston, the Boston Chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, holds their annual supply drive for local domestic violence shelters. Putting together a wish list of items needed by the shelters, the coordinated effort entailed setting up stations in front of grocery and department stores to collect donated items and create teachable […]

Father Facts: The Importance of Being an Active Dad

by Doug Gertner Fathers matter, we are aware of that, but we may not know exactly what a male presence brings to children and families. Stop for just a moment and ask yourself “what’s most important about being (or having) an active dad in the picture?” You can probably come up with several good reasons […]

22nd Men’s Studies Association Schedule of Presentations

On August 1, 2010, the Men’s Studies Association of the National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) held its 22nd National Meeting in Anaheim, CA, in conjunction with the NCADV/NOMAS collaborative conference on Ending Violence:  Changin Faces of the Movement.  The scheduled offerings of scholarly papers in the field of men’s studies were as follows: […]

Men for Women’s Choice

February 2012 From Michael kimmel, NOMAS Spokesperson Like an ever-growing number of men around the world, we think that women should control their own bodies. We hold these truths as deep moral beliefs. All humans should have the right to autonomy and bodily integrity. For women and men, this often means the same thing, but […]