Men Accountable for Sexual Exploitation
Next MASE class is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at the Waite Park Police Department.
Please check back on this site for the next rescheduled date. Participants that are already registered for the class (intake received + $150 down payment) will be automatically registered for the next class.
To reduce all forms of commercial sexual exploitation through an accountability-focused program for men who have solicited commercial sex.
- hear testimonies from local survivors about the impact of men’s sexually-exploitative choices.
- receive information on the realities of the sex industry, prostitution, pornography, and trafficking.
- understand the attitudes, behaviors, and social forces that lay the foundation for male violence and abuse.
- recognize and interrupt their individual decision-making process to prevent further exploitation.
- receive resources and referrals.
- E-mail completed intake (link to PDF and editable version at the top of the page) to firstname.lastname@example.org (use subject: MASE Intake )
- Call CMSAC during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) at 320-251-4357 to confirm that we have received your intake and to confirm there is still space for you to enroll in the next class.
- Your confirmation call and $150 down-payment will officially register you for the class.
Other Info (see intake for full details):
- This program began development in 2015. The first class was held in March of 2016 under the former name, “Not Buying It.”
- MASE is an equivalent to other “John Schools”/demand reduction programs across the country. MASE is not intended to be a diversion program to escape criminal charges/convictions.
- The total cost to attend MASE is $750 (payable by money order only) and proceeds will fund victim services for survivors of sexual violence and exploitation served at CMSAC.
“This program was an eye-opener.” -MASE participant
“You never hear about what really happens… the abuse etc. I was impacted by how the women feel about their side of the story it’s horrible.” -MASE participant
“Everything talked about was very helpful. My eyes were opened to many things about our culture and how I fit into it. I was very interested in the story of our rape culture. Now that I understand how I was apart of it and moving forward how I can change it! … I want to change that by changing minds of people I know.” -MASE participant
“I was unaware of the impact totality overall… it showed me the larger picture.” -MASE participant
“I don’t have to live by the social norm. I don’t have to degrade women, to be a man I am not a victim, I am the oppressing, regardless of what’s happened in my life there is no reason to degrade anyone.” – MASE participant
“I want to be the person who stands up for anyone’s rights, rather than continuing to exploit them. This makes me want to be a better man.” -MASE participant
“I learned all women live in fear of being raped and made to feel lesser. They are not lesser and shouldn’t be afraid anymore. I want to stop hanging out with people who refer to women as property.” -MASE participant
To the women he exploited: “I would like to say I never meant to hurt you. I understand I have caused you pain. I will stand up for you from here on.” -MASE participant