Tags: bodies, gender, inequality, violence, gender socialization, masculinity, rape, 11 to 20 mins
Access: TED Talks
Summary: In this video from TED Talks, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man" (Tony Porter is an educator and activist who is internationally recognized for his effort to end violence against women). Porter tells powerful stories from his own life, including a story of rape, showing how a "mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other." He notes men are part of the solution and problem, promoting a specific solution to men: break free of the "man box." Porter describes the “man-box” in similar ways as Jackson Katz’s discussion of how masculinity’s “tough guise” boxes men in.
I would like to thank Lisa Wade at Sociological Images for suggesting this video.
Submitted By: Paul Dean
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