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Rus Ervin Funk, MSW
Rape/sexual assault Domestic and dating violence Sex trafficking Sexual harassment Prostitution and pornography Street harassment Stalking
Men tend to have a different experience and understanding of violence than do women The impact of activists efforts to understand the dynamics of violence has meant broadening the definition of what is violent
A lack of identification with the victim. A perception of the situation as one that calls for violence. A decision to act violently The means of doing harm to the other person.
Threat/level of violence Sexism Gender Sexual Coerced/ Stranger Gang Rape Harassment Harassment Forced sex Rape Rape Murder *Based on the work of Rus Ervin Funk, Reaching Men: Strategies for Preventing Sexist Attitudes, Behavior and Violence (2006).
Collective impact How mens violence (and the threat of mens violence) impact all women How all men benefit from the violence that some men perpetrate Sexism as the core…
Prevention education Leadership development Bystander intervention and support Organizational level intervention Community organizing Policy advocacy
the important fact of mens lives is not that they are biological males, but that they become men. Our sex may be male, but our identity as men is developed through a complex process of interaction with the culture in which we learn the gender scripts, and modify those scripts to make them more palatable. Michael Kimmel and Michael Messner, 1989
1. How men handle life (Active and Achievement) independent, competitive 2. How men handle others (dominant) aggressive, powerful, boastful I would add competitive 3. How men handle emotions (level-headed) unemotional, self-control anger as mens only allowed/supported emotion (Michael Cicone & Diane Ruble, 1976)
Being a Man Man Up What Men are Called Whats Done to Men
Gender and Context Matter! Utilize the Prevention Framework Define specific groups of men to engage Clarify your reason for asking this man(or group of men) to be engaged Identify what engagement means (i.e. what we want them to do) Clarify roles for men in your agency/community?
Combating male defensiveness What is his point of entrée? What are the next steps beyond this point of entrée that are accessible to him? What supports does he need to take those next steps? Is if okay if he doesnt?
If you had a group of men who were engaged and ready to work… What would you have them do???