Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and and How All Men Can Help [NOOK Book]

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Praise for The Macho Paradox

"An honest, intellectually rigorous and insightful work that challenges readers to truly engage in a political discourse that can change lives, communities and nations."

--Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes

"Jackson Katz is an American hero! With integrity ...
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Overview

Praise for The Macho Paradox

"An honest, intellectually rigorous and insightful work that challenges readers to truly engage in a political discourse that can change lives, communities and nations."

--Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes

"Jackson Katz is an American hero! With integrity and courage, he has taken his message--that the epidemic of violence against women is a men's issue--into athletic terms, the military and frat houses across the country. His book explains carefully and convincingly why--and how--men can become part of the solution, and work with women to build a world in which everyone is safer."

--Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America, spokesperson, National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)

"If only men would read Katz's book, it could serve as a potent form of male consciousness-raising."

--Publishers Weekly

"This book leaves no man behind when it comes to taking violence against women personally....After reading this book you can see how important it is to be a stand-up guy and not a standy-by guy, no matter what race or culture you come from."

--Alfred L. McMichael, 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and now serving as the Sergeant Major of NATO

"A candid look at the cultural factors that lend themselves to tolerance of abuse and violence against women."

--Booklist

"These pages will empower both men and women to end the scourge of male violence and abuse. Katz knows how to cut to the core of the issues, demonstrating undeniably that stopping the degradation of women should be every man's priority."

--Lundy Bancroft, author of Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402250491
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 580,093
  • File size: 747 KB

Meet the Author

Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. He is cofounder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sports in Society. MVP is most widely used in college athletics, and is also used by both the 2005 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Katz also directs the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the United States Marine Corps. His award-winning educational video Tough Guide, his featured appearance in the films Wrestling with Manhood and Spin the Bottle, and his nationwide lectures have brought his insights into masculinity and gender violence to millions of college and high school students. Since 1990, he has lectured at over nine hundred colleges, prep schools, high schools, middle schools, professional conferences, and military institutions in forty-three states. A native of Boston, he lives with his family in the Los Angeles area. For more information see jacksonkatz.com.


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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

1: Violence Against Women Is a Men's Issue
2: Facing Facts
3: Taking It Personally
4: Listening to Women
5: Male-Bashing?
6: Stuck in (Gender) Neutral
7: Bystanders
8: Race and Culture
9: It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman
10: Guilty Pleasures: Pornography, Prostitution, and Stripping
11: MVP: Athletes and Marines
12: Teach Our Children Well
13: More Than a Few Good Men

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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    Posted December 10, 2012

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    "Ready to keep going?" She asks s*xily. Suddenly her beautiful features morph and she turns into a demon. "PERV!!!" she roars and tears you to shreds. "WHAT IS WITH SOME YOUNG GENERATIONS???" After tearing you to shreds you die and she eats you and buries your bones after fracturing them. "Goodbye and good riddance." Storms off.

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