Why is it that violence is always a womens issue? We don’t say “John beat Mary”, we say “Mary is a battered woman.”
We consistently place the blame on the victim, rather than dealing with the issue as the root cause. In this TED video, discover what Jackson Katz, an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities, has to say about this issue and more.
Its a refreshing look at an issue that is central to our problem here in America and around the world, yet so few are putting the focus where it belongs.
One of his greatest takeaways is
“What hurts us the most is not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.”
When anyone makes a racist/sexist comment and we’re silent, we’re in affect agreeing. Change the way we handle these situations and we’ll change the world.