Who can join?
All male Stanford students are welcome to sign up to join MAAN, though membership is not guaranteed.
Who should join?
Common beliefs of MAAN members include:
- Violence against women is a serious and unfortunately common crime.
- The perpetrator of violence should be held accountable, not the victims. No one “asks” or deserves to be the victim of violence.
- Victim-blaming is unacceptable.
- For violence against women to end, men must work with women to change the sexist and patriarchal culture that supports it.
- Men should care about ending violence against women.
- Sexism, patriarchy, hegemonic masculinity, homophobia, racism, etc. are not acceptable facets of our culture and require change.
What do members do? What does it mean to be a MAAN?
Responsibilities of MAAN members include:
- Attending weekly meetings
- Attending required training events and reading required educational material
- Being an active part of the discussion at the weekly meetings
- Bringing new ideas to the table and working to implement them
- Honestly evaluating their own experiences and beliefs on the basis of the models of masculinity and patriarchy presented
- Volunteering at MAAN events
- Working to become eligible to be a peer educator and facilitator for MAAN
- Spearheading new ideas for educational events and community involvement.
When can I join?
New members are welcome in MAAN at any time of the academic school year, but the first few weeks of a quarter are usually best.
How can I join?
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to see if MAAN is right for you.