A Call to Men

I am truly blessed to have been invited to participate in this year’s A Call to Men Conference:  “The Many Faces of Manhood”  (Sept  14-15, St Paul, MN).  Tony Porter invited me to participate on three panels:   “Addressing Male Domination in Whiteness and White Supremacy (with Ed Heisler, Scott Davis, Kyle Tran Myhre; Facilitated…

Healing Justice Conference

I’ve been invited to present a workshop at this years “Healing Justice Conference (Sept 24 – 27, Milwaukee, WI).  The Healing Justice Alliance, which hosts this conference every year, is the national network of “hospital based violence prevention programs.” I will presenting a version of my training on promoting healthy masculinities.  The main themes  I…

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…