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

When Women Are On Trial

When Women Are On Trial

Reel Causes and Battered Women’s Support Services present Crime After Crime Since 2008, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has become increasingly alarmed by the growing number of women accessing our services who have been arrested for allegedly perpetrating domestic violence against their male partners. In our experience, these arrests are occurring despite the fact thatContinue Reading

Yes, All Men

Yes, All Men

By Charles M. Blow As I drove my son back to college last week, where he’ll take a summer chemistry course, he said something that struck me: “I believe it’s very important for everyone to be a feminist.” He didn’t say it for effect, to shock or provoke conversation. It was just one of thoseContinue Reading

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training BWSS offers training for women who want to volunteer for our Women’s Safety and Outreach Program to provide crisis support to girls and women survivors of gender violence and/or abuse in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver. Join Battered Women’s Support Services to provide crisis support and to participate inContinue Reading