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June 17, 2015

When you think of Father’s Day, what comes to mind? Meat on the grill, beer in the fridge, and gifts of bad ties and golf clubs?  But Father’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to just that…what if we changed that standard view of Father’s Day with a new version, where fa...

March 25, 2015


Our annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event is one of Blackburn Center’s signature opportunities to showcase the role that men can – and do – play in supporting our vision of communities free from domestic and sexual violence. While our walkers include women and childre...

During the spring semester of 2014, I taught Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies. I had twenty-four students; only four of them were men. This semester I am teaching a course on feminist theory. I have fourteen students, none of whom are men. Also, our feminist...

November 5, 2014


It’s Not A Compliment


It’s an experience that almost all women have had at some point in their lives: walking down the street, minding their own business, and being subjected to whistles, catcalls, verbal commentary on their looks, or even assault. Street harassment h...

October 8, 2014

This month, we are exploring various issues surrounding domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Today, we are tackling some basic facts about domestic violence. Share the correct information with people you know!


  • FACT: Domestic violence is...

September 15, 2014

The NFL has been all over the news lately, and NOT because of football.  Instead, the NFL is once again facing serious public outrage over its handling of Ray Rice’s violent assault of his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer.  The most recent headlines have made it cl...

August 28, 2014

At Blackburn Center, we are actively seeking ways to get men involved in our mission of ending gender violence.  We believe that by working with men, we can help to build new models of masculinity and manhood which reject gender violence and help to build respect for w...

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