Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue: Jackson Katz at TEDxFiDiWomen

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Jackson 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."

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38 Kommentare

  1. HearMeOut sagt:

    A lot of men use violence to control women and have a sexist attitude that women should obey men. You see all these youtube videos of men abusing women, and some comments were like, she deserved it for not obeying him. But when a woman hits a man, there is no such sexist attitude that men should obey women. Thats one of the reasons why violence against men by women is not taken as seriously as vice versa.

  2. CactusRose sagt:

    „I have known more oppression for being a woman, then I ever have for being colored.“

  3. Stop lying.

  4. Gucci Guwapo sagt:

    quit actin up

  5. Gucci Guwapo sagt:

    its a woman issue

  6. but men are the ones who often resort to extreme violence unlike the mild violence by women

  7. Matthew Cook sagt:

    O really then teach women it not okay to hit men, like it is not right for men to hit women, because if it is okay to hit men expect men to hit back.

  8. Cynthia Stelle sagt:

    It’s a thin line. I agree that more men should speak up on the behalf of women, but specifically young boys who experience sexual violence at the hands of other men. However, these movements are not the answer. Many times you see women who want equality step into the realm of feminism that then end up bashing and slandering all men. Just one of many examples when it comes to modern movements. People need healing and most of them never get it, so they end up lashing out and directing that pain towards those they associate with that trauma. It all blows way out of proportion. No matter what, with the direction we are going, it will always be a power struggle and whoever lands in the dominate position will belittle or degrade the opposition. People are far from perfect. Whichever side happens to land on success, one will ultimately oppress the other in either case. If you want a sincere shift in perspective and action, then you have change everything. Everything. I know this talk was centered around sexual violence and men’s involvement but it also had some very serious feminist undertones, it’s very much rooted in feminist ideals, which is why I centered my comment around feminism.

  9. john Senn sagt:

    1. Domestic violence is not a gendered issue. Both sexes can be violent.
    2. There is no patriarchy designed to keep women down.
    3. Masculinity is not toxic.
    4. Feminism is cancer and a terrorist movement.
    5. Manginas and white knights are a disgrace to humanity.
    6. There is no white male privilege.
    7. Cultural Marxism is evil and doesn’t belong in the West.

  10. PeaceLoveGoddess sagt:

    YES, men and boys are victims too. YES, they deserve to have a voice. YES, women can be abusers (often because they’ve been abused) However, it’s a matter of scale. Since the VAST majority of perpetrators are men, doesn’t it make sense to address the issue of the massive violence at the hands of men? The comments here clearly demonstrate just how extreme the culture if violence has become. Talk about proving The point of this talk!!!

  11. murtisoft sagt:

    You had an abusive mother you say? No, no it was your dad, see…

  12. Hannah Koenig sagt:


  13. Sisteray 35 sagt:

    very inspirational. lets keep spreading the word!!

  14. So he’s basically a doormat for women.

  15. peter nicholson sagt:

    This video is titled violence against women but only concentrates on men’s violence against women as if women are never violent against other women

  16. valerie butt sagt:

    really engaging speaker!

  17. Chris Rembert sagt:

    Bisexuals and Lesbians are more likely to be victims. Men are 40-45% of victims.

  18. 1-800-799-SAFE (24/7)

  19. Marco Villegas sagt:

    The good news is that that would probably be the case anyway, regardless of one’s sex. Let’s not pretend that the chances of being shot are even remotely the same as that of being slapped.

    Now if your implying that women don’t punch or shoot men, or that men don’t slap women, than this was a lost cause to begin with.

    At the end of the day it always comes back to the same gender-less truth: Homo homini lupus.

  20. Marco Villegas sagt:

    You must be joking! So since there is a 7% difference, it’s justified to give virtually no support at all? And regarding women, women are also disproportionally known for resorting to weapons (knives, lamps, etc) in domestic violence. I’d rather be punched than stabbed, thank you. This is a human nature issue, not a gender issue.

  21. Why not address the fact that 43% of domestic violence victims are men, and that they have very little support (ex. shelters)?

  22. Candace Shattuck sagt:

    I love this.

  23. Roman Fox sagt:

    GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER childish? Like the dumb women who act like children and never take personal responsibility.

  24. InfiniteApaThus sagt:

    Chester V well said my man

  25. Chester V sagt:

    +GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER CHILDISH MALES? MALE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS VERY REAL AND SOCIALLY ACCEPTED. As if its okay to hurt us. Women are not angel Victims like the society and media wants to paint them.

  26. I think Stefan Molynieux also does a great presentation of the truth.
    ♣ The Truth About Domestic Violence – You’ll Never Believe… ♣
    Males are the ones who don’t report. Women have much less inhibitions in that regard. The women who don’t report often know that they were as aggressive or more aggressive than their partner and that they instigated the violence.

  27. Steve Madden sagt:

    Dr. Donald Dutton is a Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) Advisory Fellow. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He co-founded a court mandated treatment program for men convicted of wife assault in 1979, the data from which was incorporated into his research on domestic violence. He has published over 100 papers and five books, including the Domestic Assault of Women (1995), The Batterer: A Psychological Profile (1995), The Abusive Personality (2006), Rethinking Domestic Violence (2006) and The Psychology of Genocide (2007)). He has given talks to the World Bank, the U.S. Army and Department of Defense, the University of Washington Law School and the Senate of Canada. He serves as an expert witness in civil trials involving intimate partner abuse and in criminal trials involving family violence.

  28. Steve Madden sagt:

    GHOSTetc doesn’t do any research, except the feminist propaganda sites. She ignored the details in the presentation titled: *Police Training for Domestic Violence with Donald Dutton*- which tells us that 70% of unilateral IPV is perpetrated by women, 30% by men. Of the bilateral IPV, it is 50% men 50% women.
    She hasn’t got a leg to stand on and she knows it.
    She ignores the peer reviewed academic statistics at *domesticviolenceresearch(dot)org*

  29. blew skidoo sagt:

    I believe you. TERFS suck. Hope you can find people that recognize, and fight transmisogyny

  30. GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER sagt:

    +Dukkee I’ve done plenty of research, but obviously you haven’t done yours. You suffer huge confirmation bias. You deny the fact that women are way more sexualized than men, heart attacks are NOT the same (look it the f*** up!), abuse is NOT equal, it is mostly male-on-female. Breast cancer is talked about more than prostrate cancer because it affects even young women and hits hard much early on in life. It is also sexualized „save the boobies“ and commercialized. Ever looked into cervical, ovarian, and uterus cancer? They are more underfunded than prostate.

  31. GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER I am refraining from name calling. please give the same amount respect I am giving you as of now.

    sexualization happens both ways. male masculinity is as popular as female femininity but the difference today is men are being criticised for both being masculine and not being masculine enough. heart attacks are the same whether you are male or female, frequency will be dependent on genetics, your health and/or habits. breast cancer are talked about more than prostate cancer, again abuse is equal on both scale. just because it’s not as widely reported thus less recorded (again due to stigmatization) does NOT mean it doesn’t happen. more reporting of males getting abused by their female counterparts are coming out, this btw is not including abuse in prison.

    I’m going to ask you again to do your research once more. don’t do some bias research such as „female to male abuse rate,“ when research on the past was and still mostly is heavily bias.

  32. borabosna sagt:
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  34. GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER sagt:

    And all the childish males in the comment section be TRIGGERED.

  35. MRostendway sagt:

    „He’s taking the topic of violence against women, turning it around and saying that it is an issue of violence by men.“

    You keep claimimg that you never said his argument was about blaming men but you literally did just that in your very first comment in this thread.

    To take violence against women as a whole and turn it in to violence by men is in itself sexist against men. To say violence against women is a mens issue is literally blaming men.


  36. viewpoints like this cause domestic violence against men to go undereported.

  37. Angelica Perduta sagt:

    As a transwoman I am often persecuted as were I a violent sexual predator with criminal tendencies. Yet I too am a target of sexual harassment and threats of violence from *both men AND women*.

    I disagree, and I despise your view that male people are guilty by genetic proxy and I won’t be cow-towing to sexist hate speech from the likes of you.

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