2. Violence Against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue by Jackson Katz is the video of choice.
3. Katz argues that gender violence is everyone’s issue, not just one for women.
4. Through analogies and rhetorical questions, Katz strengthen his conviction that violence against women is more than a “women’s issue”. He compares the term “gender violence” to the words “race and sexual orientation” to prove that by only applying those terms to minorities, the dominant presence is forgotten. When race is mentioned, people think of African American and Latino. When sexual orientation is mentioned, gay, lesbian, and bisexual members of society come to mind. When …show more content…
Society calls them “femi-nazis” and “men-haters”. Therefore, women are afraid to speak up, halting change.
• Women are affected by men’s violence. Men have sisters, mothers, and female friends. Therefore, violence against women is everyone’s issue
8. The argument was appealing because it makes logical sense. When watching the video, I was not flustered nor confused by an influx of information, rather, I understood what Katz was saying. I appreciate that Katz holds everyone accountable, rather than just one gender. From personal experience, I am aware that the victim is very often blamed and the perpetrator is forgotten about. Katz’s use of rhetorical questions prompted me to think rather than simply listen to him. Even though it was a video, it could be considered interactive because of Katz’s communication with the audience.
9. Katz stands upright, with his face straight forward, looking at the audience. He often points at the audience, not to accuse, but to hold people accountable. He avoided pacing, occasionally walked around the stage, but mainly, he talks directly to the audience. He exudes confidence and carries himself in a respectful