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

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

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by Sourcebooks

Violence against women is every man's issue.See more details below


Violence against women is every man's issue.

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Katz is cofounder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program (MVP), and his focus is on prevention-his intended audience is not violent men who need help changing their ways, but all men, who, he says, have a role to play in preventing male violence against women. His basic assertion is that rape, battering, sexual abuse and harassment are so widespread that they must be viewed as a social problem rooted in our culture, not as the problem of troubled individuals. He urges men to directly confront the misogynistic attitudes and behavior of their peers. Some men may find Katz's advice occasionally baffling: he is full of directions about what not to do (such as paternalistic actions that deprive women of their autonomy). He wants to bring men into the larger discussion of pornography (which, he points out, has been dominated by women) and get them to look at its impact on themselves. Katz also presents eye-opening exercises and discussions from the MVP model that engender productive discussion among participants-usually high school or college students. If only men would read Katz's book, it could serve as a potent form of male consciousness-raising. Agent, James A. Levine. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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