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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Oct 14, Brooke rated it it was amazing. Kudos to Jackson Katz for what he does. No trivia or quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

Of more interesting to a writing teacher or writer, is his discussion of passive voice. Having finished this book in FebruaryI can state that in the twelve years since this book was first published, it remains as relevant, important, and necessary as the day it debuted. 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.

Lock all the windows when I go to sleep, even on hot summer nights. 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 violence from happening. As I read his book, I would often take breaks to watch clips of him online, giving interviews or presentations or speaking in documentaries.


What steps do you take on a daily basis to prevent yourselves from being sexually assaulted? He is the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

The nonfiction book, “The Macho Paradox: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Make assertive eye contact with men on the street. Refresh and try again. Avoid forests or wooded areas, even in the daytime.

A particularly chilling paragraph found on p. View all 3 comments. As a leading anti-sexist teacher, trainer, and leader, Katz speaks a lot of truth to power and places the problem jackskn 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 rise to the challenge without suffering the feared loss of masculinity or having “gone to the other side.

Jackson Katz Anti-sexism educator.

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. Occasionally, a young a guy will raise his hand and jackxon, ‘I stay out of prison. An educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy.

The Macho Paradox | Jackson Katz

Jackson Katz grew up with all the trappings of “traditional manhood” — as a popular athlete in high school, Mr. Feb 10, Melissa Stacy rated it it was amazing Shelves: You’re the very starting point of humanity. Patriarchal oppression is still very much a part of mainstream American culture, it seems. In fact, it is one of the great, ongoing tragedies of our time. Don’t get on elevators with only one man, or with a group of men.


From popular movies and music, sports, pornography, the military, male role models, etc. Apr 11, Janelle Bonura rated it it was amazing.

He also pays tribute to the many women who have shaped his thoughts about gender violence and the groundbreaking and important work female feminists have done to increase both awareness and services for the victims of sexual assault and battery. How can we move past this problem, for the good of both women and men?

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

It provides a non-attacking perspective. What steps do you guys take, on a daily basis, to prevent yourselves from being sexually assaulted? Don’t use parking garages. 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.

That simply won’t do. Katz says, “I have learned that the surest way to grab men’s attention nackson to get personal. The gender crime aspect of the Jonesboro tragedy was discussed in feminist publications and on the Internet, but was largely absent from mainstream media conversation. In particular, I was impressed with the tone of this book.