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Do Men Belong in the Women's Movement?

What role do men have in fighting for gender equality?

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“I had no idea this is happening. I thought I had no personal connection,” Vess said.

He said Men Can Stop Rape’s approach to ending violence is allowing young men to explore ideas about masculinity in Men of Strength (MOST) clubs. Through these discussions, they begin to see how the ways they are taught to speak and act might offend, and even harm, women.

“It starts from there...once you start talking about how to be a better man you also start to think about what is going on for women as well.” 

Elissa Strauss is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Salon, the Village Voice and the Forward, where she is also a contributing editor to the Sisterhood blog.

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