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4th Tuesday Films: The Bro Code, How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
Date Tuesday November 22
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
909 12th Street, Sacramento
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSacPeace
Emailsacpeace [at] dcn.org
Phone916-448-7157
Free screening

The Bro Code, How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men

In MEF's powerful new release, The Bro Code, filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms that are saturated with sexism -- movies and music videos that glamorize misogyny; pornography that trades in the brutalization of women; comedy routines that make fun of sexual assault; and a slate of men's magazines and cable TV shows whose sole purpose is to revel in reactionary myths of American manhood. The message he uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. By showing how there's nothing natural or inevitable about this mentality, and by setting it against the terrible reality of men's violence against women in the real world, The Bro Code challenges young people to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means disrespecting women.

http://www.mediaed.org



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