For Men: Burden, Feelings, and Risk in the face of #MeToo.
Roh James

Following ‘For Men’.

This response covers some basic links and notes in relation to my article ‘For Men: Burden, Feelings, and Risk in the face of #MeToo’, which you can find above.

The below is a list of other resources/organizations that could be useful for anyone who wants to get involved. It was completely rushed so is by no means the best or the most definitive. If you have any you think should be added, I’d love to hear about them.

First up, three excellent organizations (admittedly run and/or staffed by great women I know personally) are FairAgenda (AU), Her Justice (US), and the more recent Level Up (UK). You could try donating to them, or one of the many below:

  • Safe Horizon (NYC) is the peak organization assisting women who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence in New York.
  • Safe Steps (AU) are working towards women and children living free from violence.
  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria (AU) work with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence.
  • Oxfam are putting women’s rights at the heart of everything they do.
  • Strong Minds empowers impoverished African women by treating depression at scale and enables these women and their families to lead more healthy, productive, and satisfying lives.

(Thanks to a friend for recommending those). Other organizations focused on men’s violence against women include:

  • White Ribbon (AU): engaging men to make women’s safety a man’s issue too.
  • White Ribbon (CA) positively engages men, young men and boys through relevant educational programming that challenges language and behaviours, as well as harmful ideas of manhood that lead to violence against women.
  • The Men’s Story Project: engaging boys and men for healthy masculinities and gender justice.
  • A Call To Men educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful manhood.
  • No More unites and strengthens a diverse, global community to help end domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.
  • Hollaback is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment.
  • The Good Men Project: the conversation no-one else is having.

Some articles and pieces I’ve come across that are certainly worth exploring:

Of course, cis women, while the primary focus of my experience, are by no means the only survivors of harassment and assault. There are also many resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities and allies out there. This post by the Human Rights Campaign seems to offer a decent number of them down the bottom.

Finally — women, men, and trans people of any orientation: if you’ve experienced sexual assault and need to talk with someone who’s trained to help, you can:

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