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.