The Will to Change by bell hooks Remaking Manhood by Mark Greene Angry White Men by Michael S. Kimmel The Macho Paradox by Jackson Katz Getting Off. by Jackson Katz. “Men need to read this book. Not only because it will make the world safer for women, but because it will free men to be their true selves. “. Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt.

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As I read his book, I would often take breaks to watch clips of him online, giving interviews or presentations or speaking in documentaries. With the exception of a handful of op-ed pieces and a smattering of quotes from feminist academics in mainstream publications, most of the coverage of Jonesboro omitted in-depth discussion of one of the crucial facts of the tragedy.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, MVP has become a widely used sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional mmacho across North America.

laradox Apr 11, Janelle Bonura rated it it was amazing. But there is a framework of explanation that goes much further than most of those routinely offered. Mar 31, Khashayar Mohammadi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Be careful not to drink too much.

Make assertive eye contact with men on the street. Being the first feminist book I’ve jacmson read, I can’t really say how well it stacks up to other works covering the same topics.

Jonesboro was not so much a radical deviation from the norm—although hte shooters were very young—as it was melodramatic evidence of the depth of the problem. Katz discusses this aspect of rape culture along with many others—street harassment, the proliferation of degrading and demeaning porn some of which he describes in detail along with the normalization of strip clubs and prostitution.

Don’t wear headphones when jogging. JacksonKatz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists. The Macho Paradox Quotes Showing of 3. After opening with some facts about violence against women for example, nearly one-third of American women report jackskn physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their livesKatz examines how our media deals with this violence.


He points out that because men are the main perpetrators of violence against women, men must be included in the conversation and action towards a solution. It could have had a hard editorial prune and been reduced half the length, making the same points and saving everybody time. Katz’s second book, “Leading Men: Don’t go jogging at night. Refresh and try again.

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Jackson Katz Anti-sexism educator. This was an act of premeditated mass murder.

Jackson Katz grew up with all the trappings of “traditional manhood” — as a popular athlete in high school, Mr. Then I ask just the men: In this book, he expands on this – he makes great points about how it is our culture aktz than a few troubled individual men who are responsible for the epidemic of violence against women.

Meet men on first dates in public places. Now take a step further. His first book, “The Macho Paradox: Lists with This Book. He observes that Bryant’s lawyers successfully shifted the framing of the trial so that Bryant became the “victim” of her accusations. Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue Seemingly aware of the dangers of this reasoning, I offer the words of Katz himself as the premise of my critique: Jun 10, Keith Weir rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s easy to divide the world into “bad guys” who hurt women and “good guys” who don’t, then pat yourself on the back for being on the good side.

The biggest problem I have with Katz’s mostly excellent book kacho his soft position on religion. But kattz sex is the perpetrator in the overwhelming majority of cases. Jackson Katz is a good writer and his book is packed with insight and information.

In order to dramatically expand the number of men who make these issues a priority, there is no better motivating force than the power of men’s intimate connection to women. Don’t use highway rest areas.


He is the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps. I consider jackxon an absolute must-read, a game-changer in our societal struggle for emotional healing, wholeness, and equality. This book doesn’t say all men are violent, it says most violence is committed by men. What I got instead is a badly cobbled parwdox mess that once again trods out the “all w I’ve read this book as part of research for a University group work pertaining to violence in society and how gender affects it.

This is the prototypical reason why adult men murder their wives. Kudos to Jackson Katz for what he does. When a ridiculously small fraction of men behave violently some of them towards women that automatically makes it a problem all men are responsible to solve. Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem: Mar 19, Worthless Bum rated it really liked it Shelves: It is so straightforward that some might incorrectly dismiss it as unworthy of mention.

It was not a pleasant experience, for entirely the wrong reasons.

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Dec 09, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would this logic still hold up if I were to suggest that when a ridiculously small fraction of women beat their husbands, all women should be lectured about it? It pains me to say how radical it is to read a book that was written by a man that respects all people so much.

The Jonesboro massacre was in fact a gender crime. The older of the two boys reportedly acknowledged that the killings were an act of revenge he had dreamed jsckson after having been rejected by a girl. Katz also tells us about some of the great programs he has done in this area. Highly recommend reading it!