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NCFM Member Dr. Edward Stevens Promotes “Male Studies” to balance “WoMen StuDIEs”

March 21, 2011

Recent WoMEN StuDIEs graduate

There are no less than 900 WoMEN StuDIEs programs worldwide including roughly 500 in the United States of America. Another source that I cannot relocate pegged the number at over 1,400 including several programs in South Korea. Early programs were not much more than terrorist training camps for women who didn’t like men. Men were discouraged or even prohibited from enrolling. Social activism was and is a large part of such curriculums which rotated around the concept men bad, women good.

The first such program launched in the early 1970’s at San Diego State University. Somewhere between then and now a few “men’s studies” courses took root. Unfortunately, “Mens Studies” is like a third generation incestuous inbred scarred by pox inherited from its misandric mother, WoMEN StuDIEs.

For years NCFM member Dr. Edward Stevens and a handful of others have struggled toward the establishment of “Male Studies”, a program rooted in common sense rather than hate. There is considerable resistance to establishing such a curriculum and Mens Studies supporters argue that male studies is redundant because it’s not based on feminist theory and the evils of “Man”. Others nonsensically argue that Males Studies is redundant because any curriculum not from the womb of WoMEN StuDIES is History; that is “his-story”.

In a few days, on April 6, The Foundation for Male Studies is holding their 2nd Conference on Male Studies: Looking Forward to Solutions, to be unveiled to participants at the New York Academy of Medicine as well as a growing conglomerate of Internet-connected participants from 16 universities – organizations and individuals, professionals and students – from countries including Germany, Australia, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Italy, India and the U.S. The idea is taking root.

This is an extremely important conference.  Visit the Foundation Web site and the Events page, where all the conference details are.

If you have registered for the conference thank you! If you have not registered for the conference please go to their website and sign up to participate over the Internet.

Here are some important details provided by The Foundation for Male Studies:

“The Foundation for Male Studies, is a doctor’s constructive response to an almost global culture that devalues boys and men, causing a downward spiral that has resulted in diminished male college enrollment, an out-of-proportion male suicide rate, a biased legal system against men and a host of other problems facing males today – in countries including Australia, the United States, Canada, China, India and many others.
The Foundation seeks to bring solutions with an emphasis on adding classes, seminars, symposiums, workshops and conferences to the curricula of leading universities. Supporting the work of male studies scholars, the foundation communicates to the next generation, the scholarly, regional and national press, to the think tanks, and institutes and peer foundations that influence legislation.

On April 6, 2011, the foundation is having their Second Annual Conference on Male Studies, Looking Forward to Solutions. This global web-broadcast conference will gather scholars representing a wide range of academic disciplines including anthropology, education, history, medicine, politics and psychology – and have them present captivating findings at the New York Academy of Medicine. The current condition of males as well as real-time solutions will be laid out to a live audience in over 10 countries. Moderated by Guy Garcia, an award-winning journalist, novelist and multimedia entrepreneur, and author of The Decline of Men: How the American Male is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future, this conference promises to capture the interest of many professionals including professors, students, physicians, psychologists, politicians, health care specialists, authors and educators.

The Program:

The male’s shortfall in education and its impact on male employment prospects
Tom Mortenson

The Future of Fatherhood
Gordon E. Finley, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Florida International University.

The Current Muddled State of Gender Affairs and the Future
Michael Gilbert, Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future / University of Southern California, and author of The Disposable Male

Why Men Die First
Dr. Marianne Legato

From Primeval to Postmodern Man: A Revolutionary Theory
Paul Nathanson, PhD, Senior Researcher
Katherine Young, PhD, James McGill Professor of the McGill Faculty of Religious Studies;
Co-authors of a four volume series on misandry, the hatred of men.

Advertising: Past and Current Depictions of Males and their Consequences
Matthew Willcox and Matthew Palmer, Draftfcb.
Mr. Willcox is a Director of Strategic Planning at the agency and was instrumental in helping Levi
Strauss and Company brand Dockers, develop the “Wear the Pants” campaign that dealt with male roles and image. Mr. Palmer is the lead strategist on the Miller Lite brand and a member of the team responsible for producing its “Man Up” ad campaign.

Interested individuals can register for the conference online using this link, and I will be grateful if you can help me circulate this and increase participation.

Many Thanks,


Joseph M. Notovitz
Director of Communications
Foundation for Male Studies
333 Mamaroneck Avenue – 444
White Plains, NY 10605
(917) 685-7866”

And  many thanks from me as well.

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2 Responses to NCFM Member Dr. Edward Stevens Promotes “Male Studies” to balance “WoMen StuDIEs”

  1. […] one “Male Studies” program designed and operated by people who care and respect males, though Dr. Edward Stevens, founder of  the Foundation for Male Studies, has dedicated much of his life creating […]

  2. Steven DeLuca on March 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Thirty years later is better than never.

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