On Aspiring to Ally

On Aspiring to Ally Additional Experiences of a WhiteMale at the Women of Color Network Summit and Conference   Today (Nov 14, 2018), is the first day of the Women of Color Network Call to action Summit and Conference. As many of you know, I currently serve on the Steering Committee of the North American…

Men’s Responses to Sexual Harassment & Assault

What an autumn we’ve had!!!  We’ve seen the #metoo on-line movement explode across social media, and have seen an unprecedented number of women and men coming forward to accuse some prominent and powerful men, both locally and nationally, of sexual harassment or assault. To a large degree, men’s responses (individually and collectively) has been, well,…

The Role of Gender Equality

One of the core causes of sexual assault and interpersonal violence is gender inequality. The premise of this perspective is that men’s sexualizing of women, coupled with the devaluing of women broadly leads individual men to act in abusive, harassing and assaultive ways.  Furthermore, individuals exist in the Social Ecology (below), and their individual attitudes,…

Believe Out Loud!

My last two blogs have focused on men who love or care about women or men who are victimized.  My most recent post examined how men can be supportive (even when we don’t know what to do) when a friend or loved one shares their experiences of having been raped or abused (“What to do…