Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility

Paradigm Shift: NYC’s Feminist Community Proudly Presents:

Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility


Vinnie Angel
Feminist & purveyor of social justice consumer products

Robert Brannon
Co-Founder, National Organization for Men Against Sexism

Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force

Ben Siegel
Former VP of Hunter College Women’s Rights Coalition

Dr. Michael Kimmel
One of the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world (his latest work is the acclaimed Guyland)

several honored guests from the feminist community, including past PShift speakers!!


SEE VINNIE on Paradigm Shift TV!

When: Wed, Aug 19th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
(Between Stanton and Rivington, F or V Train to 2nd Ave)

Click Here for Hop Stop Directions

Cost: $7.00 if you RSVP to below email address before Aug 19 @ 1:00 PM
$10 at door.
Please include full names and emails of all guests.

Calling All Feminists- help promote and we’ll help promote your organization!
Email: JWeis@paradigmshiftnyc.com

Vinnie Angel’s Products:
– The famous Vinnie’s Tampon Case
– Cramp Relieving bubble bath
– Music For Menstruators CD
– Vinnie’s GIANT Roller Coaster Period Chart and Sticker Book
– Vinnie’s Cramp Kicking Remedy Book

The Truth About Vinnie’s Tampon Case:

Vinnie’s Project Goal: To create an affordable (or free) everyday
object that would encourage a positive and non-sexual dialog between
guys and girls about a woman’s body– in hopes of sparking
education that will work towards ending violence against women.

Vinnie’s Inspiration: A friend revealed to me her having been
kidnapped and raped by a group of strange men when she was in high
school. The recurring trauma of her experience compounded by the fact
that her family didn’t know how to deal with the crime and the
fact that the perps were never arrested or brought to justice shook me
to my core.

Furious at a society that refuses to develop the tools to deal with
such horrific and wide-spread behavior I took it upon myself to
attempt to change the environment that allows a college educated male
like myself to be willfully ignorant of a woman’s well being
and safety.

Vinnie’s Famous!
Vinnie’s Tampon Case has been featured in nearly every
woman’s magazine, on countless radio programs, in newspapers
across the globe, on TV shows, in documentaries, in books, at the Andy
Warhol Museum, offered in stores around the world, given away by
Justin Timberlake at his 22nd birthday party, discussed in Harvard
classrooms, and, most importantly, discussed by boys and girls on

Robert Brannon

Co-Founder of National Organization for Men Against Sexism
Robert Brannon, Professor, Brooklyn College and NOMAS co-founder. He
serves as Men’s Studies Association and NOMAS Pornography and
Prostitution Task Group leader and is NYS-NOW Task Force Co-Chair on
Trafficking, Pornography and Prostitution.

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism, founded in 1974, is
an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes
for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay
affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men’s lives, and
committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including
class, age, religion, and physical abilities.

Ben Siegel
Former VP of Hunter College Women’s Rights Coalition
Ben helped organize a national women’s rights conference, and is a
passionate feminist activist.

Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force

Jerin Alam, originally from Bangladesh, served as President of the
Hunter Women’s Rights Coalition (HWRC), a group with several
male officers, while attending Hunter College from April 2007 to

Along with HWRC, she helped organize a national feminist conference in
which Gloria Steinem and Rosie O’Donnell participated. Her
recent efforts with HWRC have included lobbying for immigrants’
rights, and events to raise awareness and combat eating disorders and
body issues, and fight sexual violence. She set up various
anti-violence workshops on campus with Men Can Stop Rape and the
Bringing in the Bystander Program, where public safety trainers from
CUNY Central – as well as rape crisis counselors from around the city
– were trained in violence prevention.

Alam was recently accepted into the NOW National Young Feminist Task
Force, and was invited to speak at the NOW National Conference and the
Men Can Stop Rape conference.

Dr. Michael Kimmel
One of the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world (his latest work is the acclaimed Guyland)

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