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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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. He has an incredible ability to reach men and get them to listen and pay attention to gender issues and issues of violence and abuse.

His book explains carefully and convincingly why–and how–men can become part of the solution, and work with women to build a world in which everyone is safer. This book and the message it brings is important for all men, especially fathers to hear.

Have a man’s voice on my answering machine. Oct 11, Kristen Harrell rated it really liked it. As the men sit in stunned silence, the paradoxx recount safety precautions they take as part of their daily routine. It is a real eye-opener regarding the structural oppression women still face in western societies. Don’t use highway rest areas. If you’re not abusive, you’re not a “Good” guy, you’re not a “Nice” guy.

paradod What steps do you take on a daily basis to prevent yourselves from being sexually assaulted? Own a big dog. Read more about Jackson Katz. Meet men on first dates in public places.

Now take a step further. What I got instead is a badly cobbled together 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. Because as we all know, not all men jaxkson rapists and abusive, but t Fantastic Book. It is so straightforward that some might incorrectly dismiss it as unworthy of mention.


The Macho Paradox Quotes by Jackson Katz

Jackson Katz gives us a work tackling the pernicious consequences of male gender socialization, the most serious of which is, clearly, male violence.

Carry Mace of pepper spray. You’re the very starting point of humanity. Mar 19, Worthless Bum rated parasox really liked it Shelves: It is surely one of those book Jackson Katz’s approach is simple and profound.

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.

The Macho Paradox provides practical advice and much-needed critical insight about both masculinity and rape culture. A striking paragraph reminding of my own complacency in this process was where Katz makes the case that by referring to the allege rape victim as “Kobe’s accuser”, the media subtly undermined the credibility of the victim by turning people’s attention to the actions of the young woman rather than the merits of the prosecutor’s case.

Patriarchal oppression is still very much a part of mainstream American culture, it seems. Being the first feminist book I’ve ever read, I can’t really say how well it stacks up to other works covering the same topics. As a leading anti-sexist teacher, trainer, and leader, Katz speaks a lot of truth to power kaatz places the problem in a digestible context by those willing to see pass the binary barriers to an earnest and necessary dialogue of how women and men can interrelate and how men can pafadox to the challenge without suffering the feared loss of masculinity or having “gone to the other s First published inthis book as current events and dialogue have pointed out, is still timely and important read.

But there is a framework of explanation that goes much further than most of those routinely offered. Unfortunately there’s a perception that it’s normal and natural for “real men” to disrespect women; and if you challenge such behavior you’re at risk of losing your status as “one of the guys. Even now that I have reached the last page, I may never get over the shock.


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.

What he’s saying isn’t revolutionary to those involved with feminism or violence prevention, but it is a sad truth that many men simply do not understand how patriarchy, masculinities, and their own behavior harm everyone in society. It’s full of sobering facts about men’s violence, but also contains many inspiring success stories and useful prevention ideas.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is one nonfiction title that has — tragically — aged extremely well. Why you should listen Jackson Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is a pioneer in the fields of gender violence prevention education and media literacy. Jun 10, Keith Weir rated it it was amazing Shelves: He has also appeared in several documentaries, including Hip Hop: Nov 10, Cathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is just not an experience I am used to.

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Paperbackpages. It could have had a hard editorial prune and been reduced half the length, making the same points maccho saving everybody time. He concedes that it sounds reasonable to accept that abusers simply “lose control”, but upon careful scrutiny, they “will admit that even in their heightened state of anger, they were able to make a series of rational decisions.

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. This is the prototypical reason why adult men murder their wives. 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.