Does Contemporary Culture Create Sexist Men?

This subject interests me very much! Why is violence a problem?

Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy.Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the ‘bystander approach’ to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You’ve also seen him in the award winning documentary “MissRepresentation.” To learn more about TEDxFiDiWomen, whether to attend, volunteer, speak or sponsor, please click on the following link! To learn more about Jackson Katz, please visit In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)SHOW LESS


The Most Revolutionary Act

The Bro Code: How contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men

Directed by Michael Enriques, Mitch Lemos and Thomas Keith (2011)

Film Review

This documentary explores how for-profit corporate capitalist culture tries to deliberately transform boys into sexist men.

It begins by looking at the role MTV* and other media outlets play in teaching men how to “womanize.” When MTV was first founded in 1981, its major focus was music videos.  devoted to playing music videos. In recent years, it has mainly featured reality TV programs about drinking and womanizing, like Jersey Shore and Spring Break. In these and similar shows, the primary role of women is to serve as sex objects and compete for the attention of men.

According to filmmakers, college fraternities go one step further, with their notorious “bros and hos” and “No means yes and yes means anal” parties, to promote a literal rape culture. In this…

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