Ending Men’s Violence

Oppression expresses itself through legislation as well as individual behavior. Forms of systemic condescension, coercive control, outright hostility, and explicit violence influence and justify individual men’s violence against women and certain other men, against any who challenge the ingrained oppressive structures. Men who have received the ideology of male supremacy through every social structure they encounter have not had a choice about whether or not to receive this message. The default attitude is one of supremacy, and it takes a great deal of energy to recognize the violence in what we have been taught is “normal” and “appropriate”, to expose it, and to take steps to end it. This section deals with the myriad ways that men can take up the task of ending men’s violence against women, and against other men, both individually and socially.

Also see NOMAS Model for Domestic Violence Offender Programs.

LGBT Couples Therapy with Psychological Abuse

Working with Gay and Lesbian Couples with Emotional/Verbal (Psychological) Abuse Moshe Rozdzial, PhD, LPC*. Intimate partner abuse exempts no race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or social status. On a daily basis, issues of dominance, power, and control in relationships are rooted in the oppressive systems to which we are all conditioned. Heterosexual hegemony normalizes the […]

Signs To Look For In A Battering Personality

Lydia D. Walker Many women are interested in knowing if there are any warning signs that someone is an abuser.  There is no typical victim or perpetrator.  Any woman can be battered regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, educational background, or income.  Battering almost always occurs with a man abusing a woman.  However, violence […]

How Stopping Abuse Saves Billions

The Quincy Solution Provides Enormous Benefits to Businesses By Barry Goldstein The business community took an active role in the discussion and politics of the Affordable Care Act.  They did so because of the potential for the law to have huge financial implications for their businesses.  The same business leaders essentially sat out the debate […]

When 50-50 Is Not Fair: The Case Against Couple Counseling When Men Abuse Women

Phyllis B. Frank and Gail Kadison Golden Social workers in a variety of settings are frequently called on to counsel couples who seek help with aspects of their lives that range from assistance with child rearing to communication, sexual, and other relationship issues.  It is only in recent years, however, that we have begun to […]

Blaming by Naming: Battered Women and the Epidemic of Codependence

Phyllis B. Frank and Gail Kadison Golden Codependency is an increasingly popular term for describing an expanding population of individuals. This concept, originally identified by drug and alcohol counselors, was formulated to describe those individuals who make relationships with substance abusers, enable them, and fail to leave them even after it becomes clear that the […]

Abused for being Female

The Cause of Domestic Violence is Sexism By Barry Goldstein Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times columnist recently wrote a really useful column about sexism that makes it easier to understand and supports many of the points I have made in my next book, The Quincy Solution: Stop Domestic Violence and Save $500 Billion.  His […]

2012 BrotherPeace Award: Dr. Diana Russell

The Ending Men’s Violence Network of NOMAS is concerned with all forms of violence by men, particularly in the context of sexism and patriarchal privilege. The EMV periodically awards its National BrotherPeace Award to an individual who has made significant lifetime achievements in combating Men’s Violence. We are proud this year to name as the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Myth of the Battered Husband Syndrome

By Jack C. Straton, Ph.D. Department of Physics Portland State University Portland, OR 97207-0751 straton@cs.pdx.edu Reprinted with permission from masculinities 2, 79-82 (1994). The most recurrent backlash against women’s safety is the myth that men are battered as often as women. Suzanne Steinmetz [1] created this myth with her 1977 study of 57 couples, in […]