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"How Can I Not?": Men's Pathways To Involvement In Anti-Violence Against Women Work
Violence Against Women
  • Erin A. Casey, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Tyler Smith
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Despite growing male participation in ending violence against women, little is known about the factors that precipitate men's engagement as antiviolence "allies." This study presents findings from a qualitative analysis of interviews with 27 men who recently initiated involvement in an organization or event dedicated to ending sexual or domestic violence. Findings suggest that men's engagement is a process that occurs over time, that happens largely through existing social networks, and that is influenced by exposure to sensitizing experiences, tangible involvement opportunities and specific types of meaning making related to violence. Implications for models of ally development and for efforts to engage men in antiviolence work are discussed.

DOI
10.1177/1077801210376749
Version
open access
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Citation Information
Erin A. Casey and Tyler Smith. ""How Can I Not?": Men's Pathways To Involvement In Anti-Violence Against Women Work" Violence Against Women Vol. 16 Iss. 8 (2010) p. 953 - 973
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin-casey/1/