Youth Engagement in Dating Violence Prevention

YOUth Ending Violence Join Battered Women’s Support Services Facilitate Dating Violence Prevention Workshops for Youth BWSS offers training to young women and young men who want to volunteer for our YOUth Ending Violence Program and facilitate workshops for youth. To provide youth with knowledge on the differences between healthy and abusive relationships, understanding the dynamicsContinue Reading

JUNE: AN INTERNATIONAL CALL TO ALL MEN TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

As part of the growing efforts to include men as part of the solution to prevent and end violence against women, Battered Women’s Support Services created the June campaign in 2013 urging men to own their role and help end violence against women. Everyday young men and boys are taught that being a man meansContinue Reading

Defending Battered Women On Trial: An Interview with Elizabeth Sheehy

Defending Battered Women On Trial: An Interview with Elizabeth Sheehy

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 BWSS will host a Justice Panel before screening Crime After Crime, a film featuring the story of Deborah Peagler. Deborah Peagler, a battered woman who was convicted of killing her abusive and violent male partner. And the criminalization of women who self defend in battering situations will shape the theme of theContinue Reading

Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood

Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood

Inspired by the award-winning poet and actor’s acclaimed one-man play, a powerful coming-of-age memoir that reimagines masculinity for the twenty-first-century male.  Award-winning poet, actor, and writer Carlos Andrés Gómez is a supremely gifted storyteller with a captivating voice whose power resonates equally on the live stage and on the page. In one of his most powerfulContinue Reading

The Left and Masculinity

The Left and Masculinity

by Ross Douthat My last post tried to pin down what I find troublesome about how conservatives sometimes engage with arguments about sex, violence, misogyny and masculinity — whether the context is rape on college campuses or the Santa Barbara murders. As a complement, let me try to pin down why the left’s framing of theseContinue Reading

Louis C.K. on Men: We’re the No. 1 Cause of Injury and Mayhem to Women

by Laura Beck Expand In addition to being hilarious, Louis C.K.’s latest HBO special includes some brilliant bits that are downright feminist. Let’s get married and have a million fat red-headed babies together — we all know how much you love being a father! After Louis seemingly defended Tosh.Doh’s idiotic and scary rape non-joke, weContinue Reading

Prevention and Intervention Training Program 2014 ~ Help End Violence Against Women

Prevention and Intervention Training Program 2014 ~ Help End Violence Against Women

Twice a year, BWSS offers training for self-identified women who want to volunteer on our Crisis and Intake Line to provide crisis support to women survivors of violence. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN: • Theoretical Framework of Violence Against Women • Crisis Intervention and Peer Counselling • Safety Planning • Group Facilitation and Group Design • Criminal,Continue Reading

Eminem Terrified As Daughter Begins Dating Man Raised On His Music

Eminem Terrified As Daughter Begins Dating Man Raised On His Music

* Satire Since learning that his daughter’s new boyfriend loved his music growing up, Eminem has been worried sick about her. ROCHESTER, MI—Hip-hop artist Marshall Mathers, a.k.a. Eminem, said he was left wholly terrified today after meeting his daughter Hailie’s new boyfriend Justin Denham, an 18-year-old who was reportedly raised on the rapper’s music. SayingContinue Reading

Teaching Positive Masculinity

Teaching Positive Masculinity

by Natascha Yogachandra Health advocates are engaging men in sexual assault prevention, challenging the negative aspects of traditional manhood. Dean Courtney Robinson leads a session with students (Natascha Yogachandra) School is out on a Wednesday and the dean of students’ office at Facing History High School is full, but these kids aren’t here for detention.Continue Reading

It’s Time for Men to Stand Up and Fight Domestic Violence

It’s Time for Men to Stand Up and Fight Domestic Violence

by Dean Obeidallah Guys, face it: we are the problem here. And all of us should be doing something to stop violence against women. “3 women are killed every day in the US by domestic violence. Who is killing them? It is us men.  #YesAllWomen” Sure, I’ve been known to tweet intentionally provocative messages inContinue Reading