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Fern Street Film Series

Tough Guise: Media & the Crisis in Masculinity

Tough Guise - film at the Universalist Church of West HartfordFriday, February 22
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45)
in the Program Center 

Sponsored by the Universalist Church Men’s Group

Acclaimed anti-violence educator Jackson Katz argues that the epidemic of male violence that plagues American society needs to be understood and addressed as part of a much larger cultural crisis in masculinity. Whether he's looking at bullying and school shootings or gay bashing, sexual assault, and violence against women, Katz makes a pow- erful case that male violence, misogyny, and homophobia are inextricably linked to how we define manhood as a culture.
 
The film gives special attention to how American media have glamorized increas- ingly regressive and violent masculine ideals in the face of mounting social and economic threats to traditional white male heterosexual authority.
 
Bring a simple snack or beverage (alcoholic or non), if you’d like ~ for yourself, and to share with others, if you choose. There will be an opportunity for discussion afterwards.
 
Next month's film: 
TRAIL MAGIC: The Grandma Gatewood Story
March 22, 2019