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Ben Atherton Zeman

2017, Ron Hering Awards

“I work for gender equality, and to stop gender-based violence.”

Ben is a spokesperson for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (  He has given anti-violence, anti-sexist and sexual assault prevention performances and presentations in 44 states, Canada, China, England, Turkey, South Africa, India, and the Czech Republic.  Ben has spoken at military bases, colleges, high schools, public theaters, conferences, houses of worship and juvenile detention facilities. For the past 17 years, Ben has worked as a prevention educator for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, and state coalitions.  He is an advisory board member for the White Ribbon Campaign in the UK. In 2017, Ben was the Keynote Speaker at the Voices of Men Fox River breakfast in Appleton, WI – with Ron Hering Award Winner Shannon Lee-Wyman Kenevan. Ben identifies as a “recovering sexist” and believes every man must challenge violence and sexism in the world and in themselves.

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