Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture

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martin dufresne
Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture

Can I bring babblers. attention to a film on misogyny and sexism in popular culture, one that could do wonder in your environment or that of your children if you know a teacher who is willing to look at this resource?

Below is a blurb from the web site of Professor Thomas Keith, the film maker. The documentary is for sale through the Media Education Foundation web site where you can watch a full length preview version. A study guide is also provided. The film covers many topics from "the doll wars" to misogynist rap. This war on girls and women being waged by the entertainment industry is undermining our human rights and safety as this film illustrates.


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Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture

Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this important documentary, Thomas Keith, professor of philosophy at California State University-Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in
mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture.

The film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk
radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture.

Along the way, Generation M forces us to confront the dangerous real-life consequences of misogyny in all its forms - making a compelling case that when we devalue more than half the population based on gender, we harm boys and men as well as women and girls.

Featuring interviews with gender violence prevention educators Byron Hurt, Jackson Katz, and Jean Kilbourne.