Ted Talk: Violence and Silence

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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6 thoughts on “Ted Talk: Violence and Silence

  1. GracieUK says:

    Think this might be my favourite Ted Talk – I don’t know how I missed it, thanks for posting. Also, this post just became my first ever tweet!


  2. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Thanks for sharing – what a worthy first tweet!!!


  4. […] Click here to watch Violence and Silence. […]


  5. Rb D says:

    I wish it could be that when women say it, we could listen. Instead it has to be a man to say it before we hear it. I haven’t listened to him, and I won’t buy his book. Instead I donated to a women’s shelter. Really, I did. The one that wasn’t there when I needed it, and wasn’t there when my mother and the women of her community needed it.

    To the women of the north, the women who slipped out at night to a phone call filled with horror and sobs, and picked up a bloodied friend and hurried her somewhere safe until he “quieted down”. To the women that we (I’m speaking of the universal we) shamed, and said “what did you do you must have done something” and “shush, someone will hear you”.



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