For nearly three decades Rob Okun has been advocating and agitating for the social transformation of masculinity. In addition to the insights found in his new book, his commentaries and op-eds have appeared in a range of publications—from Ms. to Alternet; WomensEnews to VDay, and his columns on men and violence and men and feminism have been featured in anthologies including Men Speak Out as well as broadcast on public radio.
As an activist in—and a chronicler of—the profeminist men’s movement (he was executive director of one of the oldest antiviolence men’s centers in North America and facilitated batterers’ groups for many years) his new book, VOICE MALE: The Untold Story of the Profeminist Men’s Movement, offers an inside look at the transformation of masculinity through more than 100 stories, commentaries and essays that have appeared in Voice Male magazine. It gives voice to a variety of perspectives from boys becoming men to being a father; from navigating life as a GBTQ man to the struggles and joys of being a man of color; from overcoming violence to new beginnings as a survivor. Rob, who served as editor of two earlier magazines and publisher of another, has been editor of Voice Male since 1997.
To contact Rob, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 413.687.8171.
PRAISE FOR Voice Male and Voice Male: the Untold Story of the Profeminist Men’s Movement:
—V-Day founder Eve Ensler, playwright of The Vagina Monologues and author of In the Body of the World
—Mark Matousek, author of Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life
—E. Ethelbert Miller, Director of the African American Resource Center, Howard University, author of Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer and The 5th Inning.
—Judy Norsigian, Coauthor/Executive Director of Our Bodies, Ourselves
—Renner Wunderlich & Margaret Lazarus, producer/directors of the Academy-award winning Defending Our Lives, Rape is and Rape Culture
—Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Director of Women and Gender Studies, Montclair State University