Men Stopping Rape is an organization of men working in the Madison community and greater Dane Co. to promote education for men about a topic that historically is viewed as a "women's issue": sexual assault.
The membership of MSR consists of students on the UW-Madison campus and men working and living in the community. We cover a wide range of ages, upbringings, orientations and experiences. We share a desire to live in a world free of violence against women and against men.
Men join MSR for a variety of reasons: many of us have known someone in our lives who has been assaulted; some of us have come to question our own behavior and the role violence has played in our "initiation" into modern masculine culture, and we desire to learn how to avoid perpetrating assault; all of us benefit from an atmosphere of support and understanding.