Media Education Foundation

Media Education Foundation
Media Education Foundation (MEF) has produced some of the most powerful and confrontive educational media available to folks working in the prevention field, including Tough Guise & Tough Guise 2 by Jackson Katz and Sut Jhally, as well as Dreamworlds (a series of 3), by Sut Jhally, Killing Us Softly (series), by Jean Kilbourne; Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol, by Jean Kilbourne and Jackson Katz, and released Hip-Hop, Beyond Beats and Rhymes, by Byron Hurt. Many of these powerful tools also come available with study guides for group leaders.

  • In my violence prevention work, I routinely turn to MEF as a source for powerful educational and inspirational tools to challenge my audiences’ understanding of sexism and its harmful effects on our social structures with a meaningful gender analysis of traditional and/or violent masculinity and the power structures that benefit from it and the concomitant negative impacts on women, children and men in Western socio-economic systems. I used portions of Tough Guise in a workplace violence prevention training that was an incredibly powerful tool to initiate significant, meaningful and critical debate and dialogue on these issues. (Ward Urion)