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NOMAS Bylaws on Accountability

11. ACCOUNTABILITY 11.1 Definition We understand the term accountability to mean an explicit process of voluntary communication and consultation with representatives of social groups whose interests and concerns are considered most relevant and important. Being “accountable” to a group does not mean taking orders from that group, or handing over the responsibility for making appropriate decisions. It does mean consulting with that group before

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The Intersection of Rape, Custody and Reproductive Coercion

By Barry Goldstein Thirty-one states permit rapists to use family courts to gain access to their victim and obtain custody or visitation of a child conceived from rape. The situation is outrageous, but it doesn’t even describe the full failure of states to protect rape victims and their children. Even in states that provide some protections, a conviction is necessary to shield survivors from

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2015 NOMAS Conference

The 11th Annual and First International Battered Mothers Custody Conference: Hands Across the Water! This years theme is Hands Across the Water! The agenda will include information, interviews and presentations by battered mother’s and children’s advocates from countries across the pond in Europe. Friday May 15th – Sunday May 17th Empire Hotel Clarion Meadowlands 2 Harmon Plaza Secaucus, NJ, U.S. 07094 (201) 348-6900 All sessions

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At the Intersections: Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Race in Public Policy : Conference Schedule

At the Intersections: Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Race in Public Policy 5733 S. University Ave. (University of Chicago campus) August 7 – 9, 2014 Center for the Study of Gender And Sexuality Thursday, August 7th 8:45 Breakfast and networking 9:30 Welcome, Gina Olson – CSGS, Affinity, NOMAS Community Room 10:00 History of the Pro-Feminist Men’s Movement, Leadership Council of NOMAS 12:00 Lunch – See packet for list of

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MSA Programs

There are no formal programs that grant graduate degrees in Men’s Studies anywhere in the US. It makes sense for students to put effort into foundational work first in a discipline such as sociology, psychology, history, literature, etc. and/or the interdisciplinary field of Women’s and Gender Studies. For academics, job placement usually requires applicants that are solidly grounded in fields represented by the university’s

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MSA Meetings

The MSA has held annual meetings in conjunction with the NOMAS Men and Masculinity conferences since 1989. The annual meetings have provided a place where men’s studies scholars, students, teachers, and activists can share their current work. Our intention in these meetings is to be open, inclusive, and collaborative. Thus presenters typically include a mix of well-established figures in the field; those early in

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The Men’s Studies Association

The Men’s Studies Association is an association of scholars with an interest in the interdisciplinary field of men’s studies. Our membership includes some of the pioneers of this field (e.g., Robert Brannon, Michael Kimmel, Joseph Pleck) as well as many graduate students and early mid-career scholars. Our refereed scholarly journal was orginally titled “Masculinities” and was published first by us and later by Guilford

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History of the Men’s Studies Association

The Men’s Studies Association (MSA) was founded in 1982. This interdisciplinary division of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) serves to link together a diverse group of scholars, students, teachers, practitioners, and others who study issues of men and masculinity. Our goal is to make significant contributions to the field of Men’s Studies through a feminist-informed perspective. In so doing, we seek

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Shared Custody Issues in the Context of Domestic Violence

by Barry Goldstein            In a Queens New York custody case, the court appointed a prominent psychologist to evaluate a young couple.  The psychologist was frequently used as an expert in the New York courts despite a fathers’ rights bias that included a quotation in a New York Times article supporting shared parenting.  Throughout his testimony supporting the abusive father,

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Pro-Feminism Links

Center for the Advancement of Women The Center for the Advancement of Women is a not-for-profit, independent, nonpartisan research and public education institution established to advance women’s equal participation at every level of society   National Organization for Women Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and

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