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Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women

Thursday, September 17, 2015
4:00 AM
2239 Lane Hall

What does it mean for men to join with women in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists, Some Men illuminates both the promise of men's violence prevention work, as well as the strains and tensions that inhere, both for men as feminist allies, and for the women they work with.

This book examines the experiences of three generational cohorts:  a “movement cohort” of men who engaged with anti-violence work in the 1970s and early 1980s, during the height of the feminist anti-violence mobilizations; a “bridge cohort” who engaged with anti-violence work from the mid-1980s into the 1990s, as feminism receded as a mass movement and activists built sustainable organizations; a “professional cohort” who engaged from the mid-1990s to the present, as anti-violence work has become embedded in community and campus organizations, non-profits, and the state.  

Presented by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, cosponsored by Women's Studies