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Airing live at Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5pm PST
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Men’s Accountability, #HowIWillChange, and #MeToo
Today we bring you a focus on Men’s Accountability and the #MeToo social media phenomenon. We start things off with some words from Jackson Katz.
Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these misogynistic behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. While women are using #MeToo hashtags on social media, men are using #IBelieve or #HowiWillChange but is that far enough? Jackson Katz says men need to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.
5:38 Tarana Burke – from Democracy Now from NYC. Amid the ongoing fallout from sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a former contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice” has subpoenaed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for all documents relating to her and any other women who have accused the U.S. president of unwanted sexual contact. We look at how this has reignited a conversation about sexual assault with women using the #MeToo hashtag, and hear from activist Tarana Burke, who started the campaign about a decade ago. “’Me Too’ is so powerful, because somebody had said it to me, and it changed the trajectory of my healing process,” Burke says.
5:40 Jackson Katx and Devang Pathak on AlJazeera Stream. The #MeToo campaign has ignited conversations around the world about sexual harassment, assault and rape. Over the past two weeks women have been sharing their experiences online, in homes, in offices and in schools. The hashtag has more than a million tweets so far, not counting retweets or mentions. And while some have criticised the campaign as little more than armchair activism and “viral outrage”, it has also gotten men talking about accountability and their role in the problem.
But what now? Will the hashtags amount to anything? One immediate impact is that men have have been sharing what they need to do to be part of a solution – changing their language, their behaviour and the way they deal with women. Indian writer Devang Pathak was particularly affected and detailed his actions with #IDidThat. Men are also pledging to do better with #HowIWillChange.
We’ll take a look at the conversations that have come after the #MeToo campaign, the impact they’re having and whether the momentum is being maintained.
5:55 Brian Cross – Introduces the Fundraising Alliance which is hosting a bowlathon next Friday in Vancouver. Men seeking to get involved in fundraising call for information (604) 872-8212. Background: Housefunding Committee Celebrates 30 Years of Support