Today’s schedule (from avoiceformen.com):
Friday, June 27th
08:45 — 09:30 Registration
Men in families
09:30 — 09:45 Paul Elam Welcome
09:45 — 10:30 Hon. Anne Cools, Senator The law: Fathers, children, and their well-being
10:30 — 11:15 Erin Pizzey Domestic violence and feminism
11:15 — 11:45 Morning break
11:45 — 12:30 Dr. Tara Palmatier The crisis relationship
12:30 — 13:15 Mike Buchanan Let’s get political!
13:15 — 14:30 Lunch break
Men in society
14:30 — 15:15 Fred Jones, JD Cultural bias
15:15 — 16:00 Barbara Kay Misandry in media
16:00 — 16:30 Afternoon break
Men in their personal lives
16:30 — 17:15 Tom Golden, LCSW Men’s unique way of healing
17:15 — 18:00 Paul Elam Blue collar invisible man
Live streaming: http://www.avoiceformen.com/allbulletins/conference-live-streaming/
More to come tomorrow!
Int’l Men’s Conference
‘Process Man’, by Great Big Sea.
This video by Terrence Popp absolutely shredded me. It’s a powerful tribute to men who have served and who come back to families torn apart and destroyed by divorce. They are strangers to their children and enemies to the family courts.
I knew about soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD, and I wrote about that here, but I had never really considered the true impact of the family/divorce angle.
How heart-breaking. Who are these women, and why do they do this? I can’t come up with any plausible answers, possibly because I have not experienced what it is like to have my husband deployed to a war zone, but it seems to me this was not the case when WWII soldiers returned. 90% of married WWII soldiers did not get divorced, surely?
What the hell, ladies? You seem a lot like monsters to me.
The disingenuous and quite insane backlash against the International Conference on Men’s Issues has produced some interesting results. First, the onslaught of yellow journalism from places like Daily Kos and the Huffington Post has been unprecedented, even for those two myth-factories.
The other thing it has produced is a hell of a lot more interest in the conference, and more ticket sales. So much so, as a matter of fact, that we have opted to move to a venue that will seat more people and provide more security than…
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