Violence against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue

Domestic Violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood.

In this TEDxFiDiWomen talk, Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse remain a problem: What’s going on with men? A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

About the speaker
Jackson Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist who has long been recognized as one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists. In 1993 he conceived and co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society. The multi-racial, mixed gender MVP program was the first large-scale attempt to enlist high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in the fight against all forms of men’s violence against women.  Today MVP is the most widely utilized gender violence prevention program in college and professional athletics.

Find out more about Jackson Katz at his website


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