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Some Men: Feminist Allies in the Movement to End Violence against Women

Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal Peretz


What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing rape and domestic violence? This book, based on life history interviews with men and women antiviolence activists aged twenty to seventy, explores the strains and tensions of men’s work as feminist allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence. The book examines the experiences of three generational cohorts: a “movement cohort” of men who engaged with antiviolence work in the 1970s and early 1980s, during the height of feminist antiviolence mobilizations; a “bridge cohort” who engaged with antiviolence work from t ... More

Keywords: rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, male allies, feminism, violence prevention, life history interviews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199338764
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Messner, author
University of Southern California

Max A. Greenberg, author
University of Southern California

Tal Peretz, author
Seattle University