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 by Jackson Katz

May 12, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paravox Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem: He observes that Bryant’s lawyers successfully shifted the framing of the trial so that Bryant became the “victim” of her accusations. Hold my keys as a potential weapon.

Jackson Ktz is one of the most relentlessly honest and justice-driven feminists I’ve ever met in a book, and it pains me to admit that Jackdon keep mentally asking the author, “How can you be like this, and not be a woman? It is all men who must take a stand. Don’t go jogging at night. Jonesboro was not so much a radical deviation from the norm—although the shooters were very young—as it was melodramatic evidence of the depth of the problem.

mcaho Underline in pencil, not in hi-lighter; every page has a nugget you’ll want to remember and if you start out with highlighter your book will end up a huge wad of yellow mess by the time you’re done. So Miller ran a successful advertising campaign with well-known, respected, and very manly football players drinking Miller Lite in a bar with their friends, to show that it’s okay for real men to maccho light beer.


Don’t get on elevators with only one man, or with a group of men. A very engaging read and something that I would recommend to anyone who wants a male perspective on male violence.

Katz writes disparagingly against referring to men’s violence against women as a “women’s issue”, because it “contribute[s] to a broad shifting of responsibility from the male perpetrators of violence to its female victims.

TED Speaker Personal profile. That said, this is a powerful text for anyone involved in the struggle to challenge men’s violence against women. I talk about this book some in my November wrap-up on my Youtube channel https: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity. Katz’s points are very interesting, if perhaps the examples are somewhat dated.

Apr 16, Jerzy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: You’re the very starting point of humanity.

As the men sit in stunned silence, the women recount safety precautions they mzcho as part of their daily routine.

The book starts with statistics to established the problem and then moves into possible explanations for why men act the way they do social conditioning is the short version. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Want to Read saving…. I have a special place in my heart for Jackson Katz.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, MVP has become a widely used sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics across North America. As a leading anti-sexist teacher, trainer, and leader, Katz speaks a lot of truth to power and paraox the problem in a digestible context by those jacoson to nacho 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 s First published inthis book as current events and dialogue have pointed out, is still timely and important read.


When he spoke on campus last year, I was mortified by the response from the general audience ignorant and overwhelmingly misogynistic but I jaxkson unbelievably impressed with his message and his decorum. This is one nonfiction title that has — tragically — aged extremely well. This book implies that not only is it the duty of all men to protect all women, machho manages to be simultaneously sexist towards men and women.

At first there is a kind of awkward silence as the men try to figure out if they’ve been asked a trick question. The older of the two boys reportedly acknowledged that the killings were an act of revenge he had dreamed up after having been rejected by a girl. I don’t think about it. Mar 27, Ireyon rated it did not like it Recommends it for: In the twenty-first century, it is long past time that more men – of all races, javkson, ethnicities and nationalities – faced up to this sad situation, educated ourselves and others about the hows and whys, and then went out and did something about it.

Own a big dog. Reading this book will bridge, or at least shorten, ths gap of understanding, and just by understanding what he is saying will do us a lot of good. This book and bell hooks’ writings should be required reading in school curricula.

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