We all have men we care about. Father’s, sons, brothers, uncles ~ no man alive today is immune from finding themselves feeling unheard and unseen in a world where the majority of our social structure and services are viewed through the feminine prism. Men deserve to be respected without having to justify their masculinity or reject it as toxic. And they deserve to be able to speak up about the issues they face, without being shouted down as irrelevant.
Relating To Men supports men who are struggling to come to terms with the life issues they are confronted with. Often these are those who have been victims of domestic violence & abuse; fathers in family court or dealing with high conflict separations; parental alienation or those navigating shared parenting arrangements.
We are dedicated to helping men be heard in a non judgmental framework so they can speak confidently about the issues they face; be that family matters, relationships or health and wellbeing.
We respect each man’s right to define his own masculinity (or not!) and to move away from gendered stereotypes due to ideological subscriptions placed on them by society.
At this point in time there are NO government funded services to help men in this capacity. 2015 and 2016 were very big years in raising awareness and shifting the narrative that men’s issues need to be talked about.
Postfeminist men are those who have been raised in the prevalence of feminism and who accept gender equality as a given. They don’t want to marry a maid and they naturally accept their share of responsibility in caring for the family and home.
Postfeminist men are loving, kind, respectful men. They love and respect women, but they may have experienced the darker side of some women’s behaviour in unfortunate life situations such as victims of domestic violence, or difficult child custody disputes.
Jasmin Newman is the creator of Relating To Men. She is a trained coach, accomplished speaker and blogger and a woman who wants to see a fairer more equitable world. She is a dedicated advocate on raising awareness for the issues facing men and boys across a broad spectrum. She is deeply concerned for the plight of boys and young men as they are being shamed around their masculinity, particularly in education. She uses her voice through videos and blogs and shares content around the globe supporting the greater cause.
Jasmin is an outspoken and independent woman, who is also a non feminist. She believes firmly in the rights of both men and women to be equal in the workplace and home, however she also believes in equal responsibility and therefore holds an egalitarian view of gender relations.
She is a mother of two who coparents amicably and flexibly, raising confident, healthy and happy children after divorce.
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