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The end of sexual violence and domestic abuse? A resource list of organizations working toward this

Nasra:

Great question.

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Violence against women is a men's issue—and it will take guys redefining manhood for it to change. Photo: ©Thinkstock

Violence against women is a men’s issue—and it will take guys redefining manhood for it to change. Photo: ©Thinkstock

Why is it that, when we talk about sexual violence and domestic abuse, we talk about the women involved and erase the men from the conversation? In today’s talk, violence-prevention educator Jackson Katz explains why sentences like “Mary is a battered woman” are far more common in the cultural dialogue surrounding these issues than ones like “John beat Mary.”

[ted_talkteaser id=1753]The takeaway of Katz’s talk, given at TEDxFiDiWomen: That we have to stop thinking of violence against women as purely a women’s issue, and start thinking of it as a men’s issue too.

“Why is domestic violence still a problem? Why do so many men abuse the women and girls and the men and boys they claim to love?” asks Katz in this talk. “What’s going on with…

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