“A mixture of humility, humor and passion for women’s human rights infuses Rob Okun’s presentation to students about why its important for men to become profeminists. His gently prodding questions allow students to volunteer responses and listen intently. His talk offers a wonderful way to encourage new types of thinking about men and masculinities and to acknowledge the many men fighting for gender justice and a world free of violence against women around the world.”
Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Director of Women and Gender Studies, Montclair State University

Rob is an engaging speaker who brings decades of experience in the antisexist gender justice movement to his presentations. He has spoken widely on campuses and before community audiences in the U.S. and abroad. Topics can be tailored to your particular needs. Here’s a sampling:

  • Profeminism: One of the Most Important Social Justice Movements You’ve Never Heard Of

    Blending four decades of history with front line accounts of contemporary expressions of evolving masculinities, “Profeminism” is both a primer on the profeminist men’s movement and introduces audiences to a larger conversation: men as participants vs. men as bystanders in the struggle for gender justice today. Using various stories from his book, Rob’s presentations can feature examples from chapters including: Boys to Men, Men of Color, Fathering, GBTQ Men, Men’s Health, Feminism and Men, Male Survivors, Men Overcoming Violence, and and Manhood after Las Vegas, Orlando, and Sandy Hook.

  • The Journey to Healthy Manhood Begins with Supporting Women

    A helpful tool to help younger males grow into compassionate, nurturing men. Also relevant for those working with youth. Examining the damaging messages men have been taught about girls and women, The Journey introduces young men and their mentors to ways they can begin to chart a course to a positive expression of their masculinity.

  • New Visions of Manhood

    The way men are trained to be masculine confuses their understanding of self-esteem, intimacy, and power with domination and emotional repression. New Visions explores a range of ideas about masculinity, including how men’s isolation and violence are not an inherent part of male nature but a result of socialization; that men are both privileged and damaged by sexism; and that some men’s acts of domination and violence stem from a misguided strategy to control underlying feelings of fear and powerlessness.

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