About

ROB OKUN is editor and publisher of Voice Male Magazine and a former executive director of the Men’s Resource Center for Change, one of the earliest men’s centers in North America.

His new book, VOICE MALE: The Untold Story of the Profeminist Men’s Movement, chronicles the transformation of men and masculinity through the pages of the magazine, bringing readers inside “one of the most important social justice movements most people have never heard of”—the anti-sexist men’s movement.

A featured speaker at colleges and universities around the U.S., Rob’s essays on men and manhood have appeared in newspapers in every region of the country, as well as on websites including Ms., Women’s eNews, Alternet, Truth Out, and Vday. His commentaries on men and violence aired for many years on public radio.

Editor of a previous anthology on art and politics, Rob has served as either editor or publisher of magazines addressing a range of issues including alternative energy, Yiddish culture and workplace democracy

Co-chair of the board of directors of the Men’s Resource Center for Change, Rob is a member of the steering committees of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, and North American MenEngage, as well as serving on the board of directors of NELCWIT, the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition, the four-decade old agency serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

A psychotherapist with a practice in Amherst, Massachusetts, Rob is also an equal rights justice of the peace who has officiated at scores of weddings since 1997. You can follow him on Twitter at @Rob_Okun.

Rob Okun at the White Ribbon Day pledge held in Boston.

TAKING THE PLEDGE: Rob was one of hundreds of men at the Massachusetts State House in Boston taking the White Ribbon Campaign pledge promising to be part of the solution in ending domestic and sexual violence.