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Author Katz, Jackson, author

Title The macho paradox : why some men hurt women and and how all men can help / Jackson Katz
Published Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2006]
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2006]


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Description 296 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Violence against women is a men's issue -- Facing facts -- Taking it personally -- Listening to women -- Male-bashing? -- Stuck in (gender) neutral -- Bystanders -- Race and culture -- It takes a village to rape a woman -- Guilty pleasures : pornography, prostitution, and stripping -- MVP : athletes and marines -- Teach our children well -- More than a few good men
Summary The Macho Paradox argues that certain prevailing social norms in the U.S. - such as the one embodied in the ever-popular phrase "boys will be boys" ? are actually the root cause of much abusive and sexually violent behavior by men. The book demonstrates that violence against women is so ingrained in American society that most women and girls take a series of steps every day to prevent themselves from being sexually assaulted, whereas most men never even give the subject a second thought. The Macho Paradox incorporates the voices, experiences, and personal stories of women and men who have confronted the problem from all angles. It meets controversial issues head-on including: - Pornography, prostitution and stripping (and how these shape men's attitudes toward women) - Pop culture (including discussions about Eminem, Howard Stern, and Kobe Bryant) - The media's obsession with sexual deviants (and not the "normal" guys who commit most rapes) - Parenting (the special challenges for parents of daughters and sons) - Alpha-male culture in sports, the military, on college campuses, in the workplace, etc. And more... Katz's growing, multicultural movement of men-allied with women-against gender violence seeks to reframe the national debate concerning this abuse, and calls for an awareness that sparks fundamental social change. His work has been described as holding the seeds of a cultural revolution
Analysis Violence against women
Sexual assault
United States of America
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-290) and index
Subject Women -- Violence against.
Women -- Crimes against.
Sex crimes.
LC no. 2005017683
ISBN 9781402204012 (paperback)
Other Titles Fathers, brothers, sons and lovers