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FORGING JUSTICE: NOMAS RESPONDS

For the past eight years, NOMAS has identified either a feminist or otherwise compatible organization that is already planning a conference to which the NOMAS conference could be attached, or an organization that is willing to produce their own conference and would allow NOMAS to partner with them. NOMAS supports the host organization with $5000 in seed money, and advertises the conference to NOMAS

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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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Pornography and Prostitution Links

Survivors of Prostitution and Trafficking Manifesto Survivors of Prostitution and Trafficking Manifesto Press Conference at the European Parliament. “Who Represents Women in Prostitution? October 17, 2005   Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) VISION: CAASE is committed to building a global community free from sexual exploitation.  We know that all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade, are detrimental

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Men’s Studies Links

Changing Men Collections at Michigan State University The historical collection of the National Organization for Changing Men (NOCM) now known as NOMAS at the Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections Division. The Changing Men Collection began as a result of a donation of 18 boxes of materials documenting the early history of the NOCM from approximately 1975 to 1985. The donor, Art Stawinski, was

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Men and Mental Health Links

Men’s Health Resources at XY Online XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change.   DrugWatch.com DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and

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