Campaign: Men Working to End Men's Violence Against Women. Great
starter page for asking questions about violence against women; 'Information and
Education Kit' is recommended.
Working with Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence:
Recommended Work Plan (10 lessons with readings from the Family Violence
Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) seeks to redefine masculinity, raise awareness
in male youth about rape supportive attitudes, and promote gender equality by
building on men's capacity to be strong without violence. Website covers homophobia,
male survivors of sexual assault, re-examines the
meaning of being a 'real man' and recognizes how current forms of masculinity
negatively affect men and women. Website has printable fact sheets, state by
state contact information for men against violence, and links.
Call to Men aims to shift social norms that define manhood, galvanize a
national movement of men, and re-educate men through a process that challenges
sexism. See 10 Things Men Can
on gender construction, heterosexism, feminism, capitalism, and
patriarchy. Good collection of links and a gender news network with
updates on about women, gay and gender rights issues.
Organization of Men Against Sexism: NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities.
is male positive, pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist group
promoting healthy and nurturing masculinity.
Major sections of the website
include personal growth, political action, women's stories and
publications. Also, check out Men's Net
Against Violence Webring, which has a list of links about men, violence and social
Against Domestic Violence also has a helpful collection of links.
Cornall.com - sustainable masculinity, which he "which I believes draws
attention to the urgent need to design male norms which are appropriate to the goals of equitable
democracy and humans rights; in short male norms which are sustainable given the current challenges of the
Sexual Assault educational information to debunk myths,
provide statistics, information about the after-effects of sexual assault, and
ways to locate the laws of your state. Try taking their quiz to test your
knowledge and find out more about what men can do.
xy: men, masculinities and gender politics.
XY starts from the belief that many of our society's attitudes about masculinity are harmful to men and boys in a variety of ways, as well as being oppressive to women and children. XY is a forum for men who are seeking to build life-affirming, joyful, and non-oppressive ways of being.
see Men Stopping Violence: Men’s collective anti-violence activism and the struggle for gender justice
Stopping Violence.org - strong points of the site are
information for abused women, men who are (or potentially are) abusers, legal
and criminal justice professionals, and mental health professional. Some, but
not all, of the other information and ways to get involved are for the local,
Atlanta (Georgia USA) community.
Nelson describes himself as a recovering abuser and this website
is to help in his recovery. He includes checklists to help identify abusers and
victims, advice, an extensive listing of books, links and stories (including
both his and his wife's).
won the award for best legal blog about gender. It's content covers more than
just legal issues and it has a variety of good links.
From Aug 18, 2006: Taking
the “sissy” out of him results in toddler’s death
Teaching a three-year-old boy to be “a
soldier” and not a “sissy” proved to be a fatal lesson for Mikey
Vallejo-Seiber. In a preliminary hearing, Judge Elisabeth Sichel ruled that
there was sufficient evidence to try Alex Mendoza for first-degree murder in
the death of his former girlfriend’s child.
“Children pay a high price when parents and
caregivers insist on raising boys to be ‘real men’ or girls to be
‘little ladies.’ The cost was tragic in this case,” said Taneika Taylor,
Director of GenderPAC’s Children
As They Are program.
Mendoza, who was openly critical of Mikey’s
upbringing, attempted to “toughen up” the toddler by calling him a
“sissy” who needed to be toughened up, slapping him, and urging him to
beat up his Elmo doll, according to the toddler’s mother. The three-year-old
died in the hospital after suffering massive internal injuries from being
kicked, punched, and dropped on the head while in Mendoza’s care.