The White Ribbon campaign recently came out with this amazing mini-toolkit called Men Speak Up: a Toolkit for Action in Men's Daily Lives. The extensive 30 page guide focuses on daily changes men can make to actively work against violence. Rather than being overwhelming, the mini-toolkit is practical and strategic. It's a response to a growing number of men who see violence against women and wonder what they can do to end it. The guide is divided into four basic parts. It includes:
Part one - What we're trying to reduce and prevent
One of Australia's leading social scientists, Raewyn Connell is dedicated to making social science relevant to social justice. Best known globally as one of the founders of the research field on the social construction of masculinity, her book Masculinities is the most-cited in the field. A transsexual woman, Connell teaches at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Greg Macdougall spoke to Connell at the global feminist conference, Women's Worlds 2011, in Ottawa. Read a related article here.