(i) Recommended introductions to men’s roles in violence prevention

Note: I have concentrated here on accessible introductions to men’s roles in preventing men’s violence against women written for the non-specialist reader. For further key introductions – for practitioners, educators, and advocates – see the "Recommended works" section here. Also see XY's very large collection of resources on men's anti-violence work.


Flood, Michael. (2009). Violence against women is always a men’s issue. Voice Male, Summer: 25-26.

Flood, Michael. (2010). Where Men Stand: Men’s roles in ending violence against women. Sydney: White Ribbon Prevention Research Series, No. 2.

Flood, Michael. (2011). Men Speak Up: A toolkit for action in men’s daily lives. Sydney: White Ribbon Prevention Research Series, No. 4.

Flood, Michael. (2020). Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention. Chapter 11 in Men, Masculinities and Intimate Partner Violence, eds. Lucas Gottzén, Margunn Bjørnholt and Floretta Boonzaier. London/New York: Routledge.

Funk, Rus Ervin. (1993). Stopping Rape: A Challenge for Men. Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers.

Katz, Jackson. (2006). The Macho Paradox: Why some men hurt women and how all men can help. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks.
1. Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue.
2. Facing Facts.
3. Taking It Personally.
4. Listening To Women.
5. Male-Bashing?
6. Stuck in (Gender) Neutral.
7. Bystanders.
8. Race and Culture.
9. It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman.
10. Guilty Pleasures: Pornography, Prostitution and Stripping.
11. MVP: Athletes and Marines.
12. Teach Our Children Well.
13. More Than A Few Good Men.

Kaufman, Michael. (1999). The Seven P’s of Men’s Violence. URL: http://michaelkaufman.com/articles-2/.