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Tough Guise 2

Wednesday, January 29

Director: Jeremy Earp
Run time: 80 minutes
Country: US

In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men -- and women -- to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.

Source: Media Education Foundation: http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=237


Speaker:

Dr. Thomas F. Matta
Counselor, Pittsburgh Vet Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Author, Voices of Men: The Shaping of Masculinities in Three Subcultural Contexts