Gender violence is not just a women’s issue

We are all in this together. A society that disrespects any group of people is a sick society. This man is refreshing. Oh, wow, he’s really great.

We are all bystanders if we’re not directly involved in an abuse triad. Friends, teammates, coworkers, family. What do we do when people harm or are being harmed?

In the end what will hurt the most is not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King

Please watch this.

men_can_stop_rape1Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy.Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the ‘bystander approach’ to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You’ve also seen him in the award winning documentary “MissRepresentation.

I did a post on MissRepresentation on Beyond Meds too: Women in the media (this effects our mental health too! That of men and women both!)

I also spoke about rape in a very painful personal post. Because Jackson Katz is right. Raping women is tragically normal. My first sexual experience was rape. How I’m healing now.

Books by Jackson Katz

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