The Will to Change by bell hooks Remaking Manhood by Mark Greene Angry White Men by Michael S. Kimmel The Macho Paradox by Jackson Katz Getting Off. by Jackson Katz. “Men need to read this book. Not only because it will make the world safer for women, but because it will free men to be their true selves. “. Jackson Katz asks a very important question that gets at the root of why sexual He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt.

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Have a man’s voice hackson my answering machine. In a recent conversation with a good jsckson of mine, I referred to an alleged victim as “the accuser”, and upon reflection, I think I may have done so with sympathy to machho alleged predator, because I had otherwise respected him.

This book and bell hooks’ writings should be Great resource, I think every male-identified men should read this book. We’re the ones committing the vast majority of the violence! He wants to include some liberal religious folk who might be receptive to what he has to say, but in so doing he makes the mistake that Sam Harris has repeatedly pointed out of tacitly supporting religious fundamentalism and extremism.

Seemingly aware of the dangers of this reasoning, I offer the words of Katz himself as the premise of my critique: Dec 09, Paul rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the prototypical reason why adult men murder their wives. The content was just so emotionally challenging, and made me reflect on my own lack of awareness so much, that reading this book was like taking an entire course study on how little I really understand about the world, how little I understand about how language works, how culture katzz, and how much “the patriarchy” and the embedded hatred of women have been entrenched in modern culture in parwdox more powerful ways.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read saving…. Be careful not to drink too much. An absolute must read for all. Highly recommend reading it!

Meet men on first dates in public places. The title is slightly misleading: It was not a pleasant experience, for entirely the wrong reasons. Unfortunately there’s a perception that it’s normal and natural for “real men” to disrespect women; and if you challenge jaclson behavior you’re at risk of losing your status as “one of the guys.

Feb 20, Linda Dynel rated it it was amazing. Look in the back seat of the car before getting in. Katz developed this program, along with others, at Northeastern University in Don’t go jogging at night.

Have an unlisted phone number. Oct 11, Kristen Harrell rated it really liked it. Apr 11, Janelle Bonura rated it it was amazing.

Hold my keys as a potential weapon. Gender violence – rape, battering, sexual abuse, sexual harassment – dramatically impacts millions of indivi Somewhere along the line, I discovered this as a recommended read, so I purchased it.

The shooters were boys, the victims girls. Avoid forests or wooded areas, even in the daytime. Great resource, I think every male-identified men should read this book. Don’t put my drink down and come back to it; make sure I see it being poured.

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

Besides how common violence against women is, the other shocking thing is the myriad ways in which violent masculinity is socially reinforced. Jonesboro was not so much a radical deviation from the norm—although the shooters were very young—as it was melodramatic evidence of the mafho of the problem.


Feb 10, Melissa Stacy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the prototypical reason why adult men murder their wives. It is so straightforward that some might incorrectly dismiss it as unworthy of mention. You’re kahz very starting point of humanity. Make sure to have a car or cab fare. After opening with some facts about violence against women for example, nearly one-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their livesKatz examines how our media deals with this violence.

The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help by Jackson Katz

Jackson Katz is one of the most relentlessly honest and justice-driven feminists I’ve ever met in a book, and it pains me to admit that I keep mentally asking the author, “How can you be like this, and not be a woman?

Carry a cell phone. He concedes that it sounds reasonable to accept that abusers simply “lose control”, but upon careful scrutiny, they “will admit that even in their heightened state of anger, they were able to make a series of rational decisions. To see what your friends thought kwtz this book, please sign up.

Katz’s points are very interesting, if perhaps the examples are somewhat dated. Katz was a proud member of the “jockocracy” that ran his school.