We are extremely thankful to be featured in the December/January Atlantic Magazine. Check out the link here (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/the-bro-whisperer/383506/).
We had to pinch ourselves when reading the fourth paragraph, detailing Michael Kimmel’s goals in creating the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinties at SUNY Stony Brook, “For his part, Kimmel, who is the founder of Stony Brook’s new Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, says he hopes to “increase the [Party With Consent efforts]” in the world. More specifically, he is preparing to survey college campuses across the country in order to discover the best male-oriented efforts to prevent sexual assault, and then replicate them nationwide. As the group discusses ways of discouraging sexual misconduct, he suggests that young men are reluctant to give up the traditional notion of being a man. “I can’t sell this idea to men—the end of manhood. They’re sitting there going, ‘It’s the only thing I got!’ ” He is practically shouting in his Brooklyn accent, grabbing at his water bottle as if it were a symbol of embattled manliness. “ ‘You’re going to tell me to throw this away? I’ll have nothing!’ ” Michael Kimmel’s work has been a foundation of our work at Party With Consent since day 1.