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Violence Against Women—It’s a Men’s Issue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvSfeCRxe8 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.”

A call to men | Tony Porter

https://youtu.be/td1PbsV6B80 At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box.”

History of Manhood in America, 1750 to 1940

This course is designed to allow students to explore the meanings of manhood and the various constructions of masculine identity in America between the late-18th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The negative images (opposites) against which manhood has been constructed, such as womanhood, boyhood, dependency, slavery, and racial and class difference, will be examined. Topics include politics, work, family, sexuality, race, war and violence, sports, drinking, and the myth of the self-made man. It is a course on the cultural and social history of gender in America. Dr. Bruce Dorsey Swarthmore College Syllabus

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