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feminism---not what you may think


Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy.Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the 'bystander approach' to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You've also seen him in the award winning documentary "MissRepresentation."

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User avatar #1 - oneguy ONLINE (08/03/2014) [-]
I agree with him for the most part, but something that bothered me was the complete lack of acknowledgement that women commit acts of domestic violence, and sexual violence. If we're going to try and make a societal shift in thinking, I think another important step is to accept that men can be raped (or beaten) and not just by other men. After all, I think that one of the major reasons that men on the internet don't want to accept feminism in any way is fear that it could only ever make our lives worse.
#2 to #1 - Rascal (08/03/2014) [-]
And that's the thing. This guy, along with many other people, are refusing to acknowledge the fact that women are just as violent as they claim men to be.
#3 to #2 - whatsmypasswordaga (08/03/2014) [-]
No that's not what he's saying he doesn't refuse to acknowledge that women commits acts of violence he is focusing, for the moment, on men's vioclence towards women and other men. Women's violence is a whole nother TED talk
User avatar #4 to #3 - oneguy ONLINE (08/04/2014) [-]
I actually saw people saying that in youtube comments after I made my comment here, and while I do say that that means my complaint is less directed at him, it still stands in general, because that is an issue that I see from time to time where people refuse to accept that women commit acts of violence towards men, or in other case accept it, but disregard it as irrelevant.
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