Democracy North: Men’s Emotional Lives and #HowiCanChange

W2MEDIA.ORG  |  Democracy North independent Canadian news hour broadcast on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm LIVESTREAM – Airing live at Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017, 5pm PST


Today’s Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

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Today we bring you a focus on #HowiWillChange  and a focus on Men’s and Accountability. Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But we will explore with a variety of guests how these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these misogynistic behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood.

08:00 Stacey Marie Good Night Out Vancouver

If we describe Vancouver’s nightlife district as a perfect storm for male violence what does interventions look like in that space, and how can men learn different behaviours?  Good Night Out Vancouver on Twitter

17:00 IT WAS ME, an interactive companion to the film that features six men’s personal journeys toward nonviolence (

18:15 Tod Augusta-Scott the therapist who’s featured in A Better Man and executive director of the Bridges Institute in Truro, NS.  The institute works with men who use violence and is a co-host of the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference, which will be held in Halifax in March 2018.  Tod talks about using feminism, narrative therapy and restorative justice in the field of intimate partner violence.   A restorative approach defines just outcomes as healing and repairing the harms done to women.  The process restores women’s safety, respect and equality.

26:30 A Better Man screens at SFU Woodwards Nov 23 as part of Reel Causes, with screening details here.

29:15 Ross Dixon explores what emotional responsibility looks like for men. As men what feelings are we allowed to express and which do we bottle up? What steps can we take toward emotional responsibility in our relationships? How do we ask for help and how do we support each other? Ross works with Clearmind International and is a registered therapeutic counsellors.

39:45 A Better Man Interactive segments of men’s voices around violence and emotions.

46:30 Julie Bindel, British writer and journalist – talks about her new book The Pimping of Prostitution, for which she conducted 250 interviews with sex-trade workers, pimps and others in the industry. She will speak at SFU on Thursday. Vancouver Sun article link.

54:00 Gonzaga University Professor Joan Braune talks about Trump-style patriarchy in our society, and in particular south of the border at the US government and rise of far right ideologies. Her research interest is specifically Steve Bannon. Joan speaks Friday at Selector Records, 8 East Pender Street, at 7pm for Spectre of Fascism Free School.


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