Jackson Katz redirects questions on violence against women

Jackson Katz some important questions in regards to violence against women. Mr Katz points out at point 4:15 how society conspires with the use of language to keep attention off of men in abusive occurrences making it a woman’s problem in the direction of questions. He emphasizes the importance of directing our questions towards men instead of towards women. At point 11:19, he addresses societal roles and definitions of manhood by raising the question, “How do we not remain silent in the face of abuse?”

I love how Mr Katz brilliantly quotes Martin Luther King Jr., “In the end, what will hurt the most is not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends,” in his bystander approach. One of his solutions in domestic abuse prevention training is to focus on leadership training throughout the different levels of interaction among ALL groups of people and walks of life. This is an amazing video. I hope you walk away, as did I, with new aspirations to make this world a better place for our future generations.

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