Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

Video Link 5.1: Jackson Katz: Violence Against Women—It’s a Men’s Issue

Description: Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues—and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. In this video, Jackson Katz calls on women and men to be leaders of change.

Video Link 5.2: Jared Diamond: How Societies Can Grow Old Better

Description: Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders—some better, some worse—and suggests we all take advantage of experience.

Video/Web Link 5.3: Failure to Protect

Description: What is the proper balance between saving a child and destroying a family? In a two-part series, “Failure to Protect,” Frontline probes the complexities and difficulties in trying to answer that question through a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at Maine’s child protective services.

Web Resources

Web Link 5.1: The Celebrity Murder That Changed How Stalkers Are Treated

Description: This article discusses celebrity stalking and reviews the case of Rebecca Schaeffer noting that it was her murder that changed the stalking laws in this country.

1. How has the Internet impacted celebrity stalking?

Web Link 5.2: Stalking Resource Center

Description: In 2000, the National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to create the Stalking Resource Center (SRC). The link takes you to the stalking laws of the states.

Web Link 5.3: Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community: A Fact Sheet

Description: Domestic violence among same-sex couples is a serious public health concern. Victims of same-sex domestic violence face added challenges when attempting to receive help, and that is documented in this article presented by the Center for American Progress, which is an independent nonpartisan policy institute.

Audio Resources

Audio Link 5.1: Shedding Light on Domestic Violence

Description: An average of four women are killed by their partners every day in America. Crisis center CEO Suzanne Dubus and journalist Rachel Louise Snyder talk about identifying risk factors in abusive relationships, prevention, and how to set victims up with resources to rebuild their lives.

Audio Link 5.2: When The Legal System Disappoints A Victim Of Child Sex Abuse

Description: Rachel Martin speaks with journalist Tennessee Watson, who’s reported on her own experience being molested. [Editor‘s note: this conversation includes discussion of child sexual abuse.]