You are here

More Than a Few Good Men: American Manhood and Violence Against Women

Description

Join the Clayman Institute for a presentation by the world-renowned gender issues and sexual assault expert Dr. Jackson Katz. The talk will tackle the difficulty of encouraging men to attend programs on sex and gender issues, as well as moving past defensiveness on the subject of gender violence. One aspect that will be focused on is educating men about these issues while avoiding placing the blame on them for centuries of sexism and oppression.

Click here to RSVP for this event.

The program will encourage both men and women to address one of the most prevalent issues on college campuses and across the world, violence against women. Dr. Katz will discuss how media affects the perceptions many college students have about this issue. The topic will include sexual and domestic violence as well as pornography, prostitution and stripping. Of particular note will be how homophobia prevents many men, and women, from dealing honestly with sexism, and how the campus culture of drinking is directly related to the incidence of sexual assault.

Dr. Katz will juxtapose how problems which were typically thought of as "women's issues," are linked to the lives and attitudes of boys and men, and on a deeper level are reflective of larger social forces. This is done with a combination of Dr. Katz' signature humor and facts reflective of the current unpleasant reality. This talk will be engaging, informative and entertaining as Dr. Katz delivers a cutting edge analysis of masculinity and sexual politics.

This is event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education, OpenXChange, Stanford Law School, Student Affairs, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Women's Community Center, Men & Masculinities Project, Inter-Sorority Council, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

This event kicks off the Clayman Institute's 18-month series, "Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault", where we will dig deeper into this issue and uncover the underlying causes and engage in a community conversation on potential solutions. Click here for more information on the series.

Speakers

    • Author
    Dr. Jackson Katz is author, filmmaker, educator and cultural theorist who has achieved international renown for his pioneering scholarship and activism concerning issues of gender and violence. Dr. Katz received his Ph.D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA, and a Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Katz also holds the distinction of being the first man to earn a minor in women's studies at...