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As an anthropologist who studies the evolutionary biology of men, I have followed with distress the recent spate of reports on the sexual harassment and abuse of women by high-profile men, and the inevitable question that follows: Are men simply prewired to behave badly towards women?

Dept. of Anthropology | Yale University
Paper: "An evolutionary and life history approach to men, masculinity, violence, and warfare"

The new American Psychological Association's (APA) Guidelines on the treatment of boys and men discuss the disparity between men's mental health struggles (substance abuse, suicide, violence) and their utilization of mental health services, which is far lower than for girls and women. 

Participant: Lise ELIOT
Dept. of Neuroscience | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Paper: "Brain development and physical aggression: How a small gender difference grows into a violence problem"

I have been teaching classes on violence, massacres, warfare and global health for 30 years and have found that students often feel overwhelmed and helpless with the case studies and statistics.

I introduce them to this website which offers a number of ways to become engaged with and feel more empowered about disrupting the status quo around male violence on one hand and the patriarchy on the other. 

Participant: Debra L. MARTIN
Dept. of Anthropology | University of Nevada Las Vegas
Paper: "The Violence of Males in Early Small Scale Societies"

I am a biocultural anthropologist who works at the intersections of power, inequality, and the body. Over the last several years, my research has involved questions about how the emergence and spread of both state and settler colonial forms of governance unevenly remap genetic and epigenetic variation along class, race, sex, and gender lines.

Participant: Rick W.A. SMITH
Dept. of Anthropology | Dartmouth College
Paper: "Imperial Terroir: A Queer Molecular Ecology of Settler Masculinities"