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Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women.

What does it mean for men to ally with women to stop gender-based violence? This is the central question we tackle in our new book Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women. Based on life history interviews with 52 men anti-violence activists aged 22-70, and twelve women who work with these men, we explore the opportunities as well as the strains and tensions in men’s work to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence.

In Some Men, we analyze the continuities and changes across three cohorts of men. The “Movement Cohort, ” men who engaged with anti-violence work during the height of the women’s movement in the 1970s and early 1980s, includes well-known activists like Michael Kaufman, Allan Creighton, Paul Kivel, Craig Norberg-Bohm and Don Conway-Long, and also less-known pro-feminist pioneers. The “bridge cohort”—men like Tony Porter, Jackson Katz, David Lee and Gary Barker—engaged during the mid-1980s through the 1990s, when feminism was in decline as a mass movement and was simultaneously becoming more institutionalized in community non-profits and the state. And the “professional cohort, ” an increasingly diverse group of younger men—like Emiliano Dias de Leon, Sean Tate, Robbie Samuels, Jeffrey Buckholtz and Rob Beulow—are engaging today during a time when antiviolence work is increasingly institutionalized, professionalized and marketized.

In the following excerpt, the introduction to the book’s penultimate chapter, we draw from our interview with veteran feminist activist Phyllis Frank to reflect on the big question of what it means for a man to be an accountable feminist ally, and we end with a thoughtful comment on being an ally, from longtime activist Ben Atherton-Zeman.

Earning your ally badge: Men, feminism, and accountability

Over the past four decades a succession of men have joined with feminist women, seeking to be allies in stopping rape and domestic violence. From the start, these men were few in number, though in recent years their numbers have grown. And from the start, men’s “upstream” violence prevention work has been fraught with contradiction. When men work to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence, they are simultaneously enabled and constrained, rewarded and criticized, given premature star status and critically scrutinized, all due to the fact that they are men who are carving out space as feminist allies, doing work previously assumed to be the province of women.

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