Monday, June 26, 2017

Talking about Gender Violence

Jackson Katz says using the passive voice (i.e. what was done to someone rather than who did what) renders men and masculinity as invisible when talking about gender violence.  He contrasts different ways to frame how we talk about violence:
Passive Language                                Making men’s role in violence active and visible
# of women raped                                   # of men who raped women
# of girls harassed at school                   # of boys who harassed girls at school

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