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Revised and updated to include current studies, politics, and discussions, The Macho Paradox is the first book to show how violence against women is a male issue as well as a female one - and how we can come together to stop it. 

Written by pioneering anti-violence educator Jackson Katz, The Macho Paradox incorporates the voices and experiences of women and men who have confronted the problem from all angles, the discussions surrounding currents events in politics and pop culture, and where the violence is ignored or encouraged in our upbringing. Katz also offers cogent explanations for why so many men harass and hurt women, and he shows what can be done to stop the violence. 

By working together as allies, Katz shows how all genders can end the abuse and mistreatment of women.

©2006, 2019 Jackson Katz (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Mark
  • 17-09-2020

A must read

So much pertinent information, critical to understanding the cultural dichotomy unraveling today in the me too movement as well as the cultural unrest looming in this nation

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  • Luke
  • 07-04-2021

Enlightening listen

Firstly, I’d like to say that I really did learn a lot from the author, I’ve found his work via a podcast interview and that led me to delve deeper.

It’s an enlightening listening experience but I have to say that I found the timbre of the narration a little difficult to stay engaged with. Maybe it’s because I’m an English man coming to the audiobook but for me it upbeat style belied the serious nature of the discussion.

Still I learnt a great deal that I will take away from this.

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  • Emanuele Pezzani
  • 10-01-2021

Spoiled by performance

I'm still at the beginning and I will keep listening because I know the author's work, his commitment and his generosity, so I trust the book will tell me much of his experience as an activist who speaks to men against gender violence. The only problem I have so far is the reading, incredibly monotonous and flat: despite the burning human content of the book, and despite the author's explicit warnings against becoming desensitized to this topic, he seems to be reading the news, I hear no difference in tone from the quotes, to the stories, to the arguments made in the book. I will power through, because as I said I need to know the content, but the reader is merely acknowledging the text and doesn't do much to make it compelling or engaging...

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