Women's Center Resources
Here are some links to other organizations who do similar work, many of which are in the area and others who are national organizations. Please take the time to look through the suggested reading and viewing. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape is one of the leading organizations in the world that mobilizes young men to prevent men's violence against women. They challenge the harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, valuing alternative visions of male strength and embrace a vital role as allies with women in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity. They often hold conferences to train and empower men to be involved.
Men's Anti-Violence Council
This organization is similar to the Men's Initiative at the University of Iowa. They run an excellent website with news and information. "As men," as the website pertinently says, " we have strength and we have a voice. It's our choice how to use them. What are your actions saying about your views on violence?"
Men's Resource Center of Western Massachusetts
Based out of Amherst, MA, it is one of the oldest Men's Centers in the country. Started in the early eighties, it has facilitated countless groups, discussions, and it is where the pioneering VoiceMale magazine started. The website has a lot of information and links related to addressing male violence as well as support services in a pro-feminist manner. As they write, "Our programs support men to overcome the damaging effects of ridig and stereotyped masculinity, and simultaneously confront men's patterns of personal and societal violence toward women, children, and other men.
Jackson Katz. The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women, and How All Men Can Help
Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2006 (Available at SCSU Buley Library)
Michael Kimmel. Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. (Available at SCSU Buley Library)
William Pollack. Real Boy's Voices
New York: Penguin Books, 2001. (Available at SCSU Buley Library)
A magazine that is in their words, "deep in the male positive, pro-feminist men's movement," publishes a magazine four times a year with articles by some of the leading figures in this work. The magazine can be read online from their website for free.
National Organization for Men Against Sexism
An organization that works to foster a healthier, pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist masculinity that holds workshops across the country devoted to ending male violence. It has a very active chapter in Boston, MA.
Narrated by Sut Jhally. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2007. (Available at SCSU Buley Library)
Hip Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Directed by Byron Hurt. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2006. (Available at SCSU Buley Library)