Generation M

Generation M

Misogyny in Media and Culture

DVD - 2008
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"Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this ... 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 of 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."--Container.
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, ©2008
Edition: Standard format
ISBN: 9781932869279
1932869271
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Dec 03, 2013

This is a 60-minute documentary about misogyny in media and culture.
Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women,
and sexual objectification of women.
I think misogyny is one form of fantasy for some men.
Unfortunately, those men get a confused reality combined with their own fantasies.
This is a provocative and powerful documentary.

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