Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart

Men s Work How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart In his ground breaking work author Paul Kivel helps men confront the political social and personal forces that generate and reward misogyny hatred anger and violent behavior Sexual harassment c

  • Title: Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart
  • Author: Paul Kivel
  • ISBN: 9781568382333
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his ground breaking work, author Paul Kivel helps men confront the political, social, and personal forces that generate and reward misogyny, hatred, anger, and violent behavior.Sexual harassment, child abuse, incest, rape, murder, war it s impossible today to hear a news report and not be informed of violent acts perpetrated by men Acknowledging that there are no easyIn his ground breaking work, author Paul Kivel helps men confront the political, social, and personal forces that generate and reward misogyny, hatred, anger, and violent behavior.Sexual harassment, child abuse, incest, rape, murder, war it s impossible today to hear a news report and not be informed of violent acts perpetrated by men Acknowledging that there are no easy answers to the problem of male violence particularly in a world that seems to thrive on aggression and physical force Men s Work reaches straight to its root causes In his ground breaking work, author Paul Kivel helps men confront the political, social, and personal forces that generate and reward misogyny, hatred, anger, and violent behavior Combining years of personal study and reflection with his work with men in the Oakland Men s Project, Men s Work presents an innovative and workable approach to stopping male violence Kivel shows men how to reclaim the power and responsibility needed to unlearn the lessons of control and aggression.Paul Kivel is a nationally known expert on men s issues Through his work at the Oakland Men s Project, he helps men confront and change violent behaviors and teaches alternatives to violence in their relationships He also trains teachers, therapists, probation officers, and agency staff who work with men, exploring such topics as male female relationships, alternatives to violence, family violence, and sexual assault Kivel resides in Oakland, California.

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    1. This is one of the best books on masculinity that I have read so far. Although Kivel is specifically addressing the impact of men’s violence, he encompasses so many aspects of what it means to be a man. He directly challenges popular notions of violent masculinity by speaking to categories like fatherhood, spirituality, being a partner, power, substance use and race. Kivel carefully cultivates the conversation by using a combination of memoir, personal reflections and exercises and sociologica [...]

    2. Paul Kivel, cofounder of the Oakland Men's Project, gives all men (and those concerned about them) a tremendous gift in the form of this inspirational book.Men's Work draws on Kivel's decades of experience in the movement to end male violence, along with his life experiences as a father, son, partner, and friend, to speak about the trauma and feelings of powerlessness men experience to in our capitalist, patriarchal society. He describes how men reproduce this system by hurting women, trans folk [...]

    3. Challenging book that pushes self-examination and taking that education and teaching it."Men's work:" undoing male violence. Topics include male and female socialization; expressing emotions; violence, sexual, physical, and addiction; sexuality and creating equitable, shared relationships; interacting with kids (parenting and teaching); and race and class intersections.It challenged my internalized sexisms. At times it was hard to read the forgiveness and understanding that Kivel holds out to ab [...]

    4. If you are on a personal journey to remove violence from your life and to deal with violence from your past then this is the book for you. It will force you to face your fears and learn from them. It has had the single greatest positive impact on my life dealing with DV from my parents and the steps I need to take to rid myself of the anger I hold on to and removing any violence I may have within.

    5. When I was a little boy, my Mom would tell me to stop crying like a girl whenever I hurt myself from falling or other mishaps. Growing up, this has thought me I have to learn to suppress my feelings because showing emotion was unmanly. Like a pressure cooker, prolong suppression will eventually lead to a violent explosion.

    6. I actually have a little cache of quotes from the book in my PDA.I can really, really identify with this book.It is always hard to talk about being a man and what it means. The many sided craziness that is everything and the end to everything. Many male feminists don't seem to get it. This book does. It then offer suggestions around some or just concilliation for others.

    7. A primer, composed of lots of brief chapters on a variety of topics, that draws on he author's experience in working with a community of men.

    8. Should be required reading for all men, or at the very least all men who care about ending violence and oppression.

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