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Addressing Male Sexism & Entitlement in FV Perpetrator Programs | Northside Counselling Solutions

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Interactive discussions about sexism and the impact this has on women who work with male colleagues in family violence perpetrator programs.

These reflective practice discussions are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in 2023.

Between each session, at least another 4 women will be murdered by a current or former male partner by their use of family violence. Since these figures are not changing from year to year, the need for practitioners to address gender injustices in our personal lives, not just our work, becomes even more necessary.

In order for us to invite other men to examine and explore themes such as male privilege, male entitled belief systems, male sexism and misogyny- themes at the heart of men’s oppression of women- we must examine them first ourselves and openly discuss how our own entitlements over women’s bodies, choices and rights get enacted in our relationships with female colleagues, partners and family members, as well as women generally and other genders usually targeted by male violence and misogyny.

By discussing and exposing male privilege and entitlement, practitioners can challenge and address the risk reinforcing harmful gender and power-based messages in our daily practices. These conversations can be complex and require ongoing supportive spaces like these for men to discuss gender in a way that is purposeful, mobilising and informed by feminist and anti-oppressive ideas.

Practitioners from all sectors are invited to attend and participate actively with purpose.

This is NOT a men’s only space. This is not group therapy and people of all genders are encouraged to come along.

Zoom meeting link will be sent via email after registration and just before the event. Please allow for your zoom audio and visual functions to be working during the session.

This event is brought to you by Anthony Lekkas from northsidecounsellingsolutions.com

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