Ben is a public speaker and comedic performer on issues of violence prevention. He has given performances and keynotes in 46 states, Canada, England, Turkey, China, South Africa, India, Nepal, Scotland, Spain and the Czech Republic. Ben has spoken and performed at military installations, colleges, high schools, public theatres, conferences, houses of worship and juvenile detention facilities. For almost thirty 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 United Kingdom and a blogger for Ms. Magazine.

Ben is learning how to use Twitter, and occasionally tweets as @feministben. He’s trying to popularize the hash tag #menlistentowomen. Ben identifies as a “recovering sexist”* and believes every man must challenge violence and sexism in the world and in themselves. He met and fell in love with his incredible wife, Lucinda, eighteen years ago while they were both doing improvisational comedy - they live in Maynard, Massachusetts and have no children except themselves.

For information about Ben’s one-man play, “Voices of Men,” please go to