Resource Discovery: Jackson Katz, PhD TedTalk

By Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT

Today’s Resource Discovery features a Dr. Jackson Katz Ted.com video titled Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue. Katz considers himself an anti-sexism educator. He also is an  author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who focuses on the fields of gender violence prevention education and media literacy. Dr. Katz is a co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), which enlists men in the struggle to prevent men’s violence against women. In this video, Katz asserts:

“I’m going to share with you a paradigm-shifting perspective on the issues of gender violence — sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children. That whole range of issues that I’ll refer to in shorthand as “gender violence issues,”they’ve been seen as women’s issues that some good men help out with, but I have a problem with that frame and I don’t accept it. I don’t see these as women’s issues that some good men help out with. In fact, I’m going to argue that these are men’s issues, first and foremost.”

Be sure to explore many of our past MFLN Family Development blog posts on gender violence and related issues. Here’s a list to get you started:

 

This post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT, Social Media Specialist, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.

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