Masculinity and violence

Until a few days ago I didn’t know about the existence of this great man.

Jackson Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists. 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. (taken from his website http://www.jacksonkatz.com/)

Below is his film called Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity (2000). In it Dr. Katz argues that violent masculinity is a cultural norm that is part of the everyday socialization of boys and men. The relation between masculinity and violence is so ingrained that the result constitutes a “public health problem” that needs to be addressed if any change is to be made possible. The narrative is based on the American experience of masculinity in culture. However, through the power of media it is global in its reach and consequences.

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