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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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The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It does not involve some incomprehensible, mysterious force. This book implies that not only is it the duty of all men to protect all women, it manages to be simultaneously sexist towards men and women. For the sake of having a wide tent, Katz keeps from criticizing the clearly pernicious role that religion has had in perpetuating mysoginy.

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In a recent conversation with a good friend of mine, I referred to an alleged victim as “the accuser”, and upon reflection, I think I may have done so with sympathy to the alleged predator, because I had otherwise respected him. Occasionally, a young a guy will raise his hand and say, ‘I stay out of prison. With integrity and courage, he has taken his message–that the epidemic of violence aga Praise for The Macho Paradox “An honest, intellectually rigorous and insightful work that challenges readers to truly engage in a political discourse that can change lives, communities and nations.

Carry Mace of pepper spray. I would give this book zero stars if I could but my only consolation will have to be that at least the author didn’t get money from me on account of it belonging to my local library.

Katz is the creator of popular educational videos including Tough Guise: Park in well-lit areas. Women are not expected to be violent, men are.


Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. But one sex is the perpetrator in the overwhelming majority of cases. I feel like it was life changing for both of us. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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I’ve read this book as part of research for a University group work pertaining to violence in society and how gender affects it.

It is a real eye-opener regarding the structural oppression women still face in western societies. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional trainings, seminars, and workshops in the U. The title is slightly misleading: A good, provocative read He lived with an elite status within a powerful peer-group as a young man.

Even after a string of school shootings by mostly white boys over the past decade, few Americans seem willing to face the parqdox that interpersonal violence—whether the victims are female or male—is a deeply gendered phenomenon. Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue In particular, I was impressed with the tone of this book.

The silence gives way to a smattering of nervous laughter. I want to share this with every person, especially every man, in my life. Lots of great perspectives, questions and possible solutions to dealing with why there is so much violence perpetrated by men, especially with respect to women. The only moment of anything approaching enjoyment I got when reading this book was when I realized that the male author unwittingly subjects women to the very idea equality-minded people and humanists are fighting againt: Katz says, “I have learned that the surest way to grab men’s attention is to get personal.

Jackson Katz is a good writer and his book is packed with insight and information. Watch what I wear. Highly recommend reading it! A substantial number of them simply have no idea how profoundly some men’s violence affects the lives of the women we care about Because the assumption will be made that these women are outliers on the “typical female” spectrum.

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If you are a man with a women in your life, you should read this book to better understand the violence and rape culture we live in everyday.

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But there is a framework of explanation that goes much further than most of those routinely offered. With the exception of a handful of op-ed pieces and a smattering of quotes from feminist mcho in mainstream publications, most of the coverage of Jonesboro omitted in-depth discussion of one of the crucial facts of the tragedy. When Miller came out with Miller Lite, there were many guys who did want a less filling beer, but they wouldn’t order one because it would be seen as a “girly” drink.

A very engaging read and something that I would recommend to anyone laradox wants a male perspective on male violence. His interest in feminism came in college, when he went through a transformation that made him a powerhouse human being — the human being who committed his life to calling attention to men’s violence against women, and trying to stop that pxradox from happening.

This book as been an excellent tool to assist in working with students who struggle to understand the impacts of their behavior. Vary my route home from work. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So if a man steps in to defend or avenge the victim and he has not checked in with her about what she needs, no matter how well-intentioned he might be, he is also depriving her of the right to take back control mcaho her own life.

The fixation on her sexual practices overshadowed Bryant’s alleged pattern of sexually aggressive conduct toward women. Kudos to Jackson Katz for what he does. JacksonKatz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists.