It's a Men's Issue
Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it's a men's issue
Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change!
Tony Porter: A call to men
At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."
Women's Health West 2014 Debate
This is the complete 2014 Women's Health West debate on the the topic 'women are responsible for their own safety', from start to finish. Comedian Nelly Thomas introduces the topic and then facilitates the debate. Speakers against were Dr. Kristin Diemer (University of Melbourne) and Rodney Vlais (No to Violence). Speakers for were Senior Sgt. Susan Nolan (Victoria Police) and Clementine Ford.
Each year Women's Health West hosts feminist debates on deliberately provocative topics to explore the work that we do. This year we examined the societal conditions that allow violence against women to occur through the lens of responsibility. Part of the fun of the debate is that speakers may be asked to take positions on the statement that they do not personally hold, or that do not necessarily represent the views of organisations with which they are affiliated. We hope you enjoy the contributions on both sides.