I feel an update of Tough Guise is needed, in addition to further publicity of the negative repercussions of the unrealistic, contemporary depiction of masculinity. Yea men wrote love letters and sonnets, but some of those men were at war. My two boys will not grow up to fit into this limited box of male self-image and denigrate women the way their preprocessors in the western world, including me, have done. . Tough Guise was named one of the Top Ten Young Adult Videos for 2000 by the American Library Association. I guess we're just going to have to find out. We live in a society that pigeonholes men and women into two very distinct boxes creating a recipe for violence.
It's time you did too, or at the very least, accept it. Additionally, the inherent chauvinism present in societal constructions of masculinity may lead to increased violence against women according to film, including rape and physical assault. Therefore, I think violence is a negative thing in this kind of society and we must try to eliminate as much as we can. This film did show the damaging image of the submissive white barely post-adolescent woman unaware that she is in any danger, casually undressing only to be brutally attacked at her most vulnerable point by some crazed male linking sex with violence. How often do I have to fight with my neighbor over some food or water? It is time men wake up and see the box they have been placed in.
Firstly by the dominant culture, and secondly by the Black woman who is many times more likely to achieve social status and financial autonomy through education and career. Men wrote legendary books about forgiveness and mercy. Production Credits Camera, David Rabinovitz ; editor, Jason Young. This leads me to what I would propose to study in greater depth. If not, what problem do you have with the fact that it be exposed in every facet of our lives? Imagine a film in which all White men are depicted as violent somewhat backwards duds so the beautiful White woman, in the end, sees that the East Indian male hero is much better than all the men of her own background. Another thing he doesn't seem to want to touch is that girls are just as big a social force in perpetuating this kind of stuff as guy, he i. Look at characters such as Hannibal or Genghis Khan.
I say, grow a pair. How is the status quo ultimately enforced? Visit Jackson Katz's site at. Should be compulsory watch followed by an in-depth workshop style session in every high school! I fear in time, there will be so many Males unable to compete in the information age, there will be a growing array of acts of violence, even without regard for their own lives just to somehow, reclaim feelings of self-worth they may feel they have lost from society. According to you, intercity youth and rural southern men the most aggressive and violence prone are prime target of women. 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. Even at that, are you denying that the media does help form quite a bit of our self-image in our society? And there's nothing you can do about it. This documentary is not an attack on men, but an exploration of the violent ideals society places on men.
In conclusion, I feel the evidence in favor of Tough Guise argument is convincing and the evidence is damning to mainstream ideas of masculinity. Should be read in conjunction with Hegemonic Masculinity theory, and critical approaches to the Columbine shootings which focus on masculinity and popular culture influences. Most abuse and violence in the home is reciprocal obvious , and the burden is generally placed on the male to control himself as the result could be devastating if he doesn't. It is essential viewing for anyone who cares about men, women, or children. Utilizing racially diverse subject matter and examples, this groundbreaking media literacy tool has enlightened and provoked a generation of students both males and females to evaluate their own participation in the culture of contemporary masculinity.
To be honest, I think you're the one trying to change the rules of the game. It's in my nature to kill and eat people. Have you ever considered the fact that violence is a necessity in a man's life. Its in our genes to be violent. It is part of the normal training and conditioning and socialization of boys and men. In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned. Women, with better and more realistic self image are out-pacing men in every facet of life, including out living them.
Even a person with half a brain should know that the media is filled with half truths. I feel we are creating unknowingly a growing army of very angry Males who are somehow for the most part willing to live within the legal boundaries of society. The part that is missing for society is that we're all raised with different environments and react to things in very individual ways. Violence can be condtioned out of an entire species just as easily as it is to condition violence into them. Perhaps i did restate some points that were refuted but as far as I can objectively conclude I didn't touch on intercity youth and rural southern men perhaps you have mistaken me for another that's your perspective I suppose. The film also showed one Asian woman being sexually assaulted. The aggressive behavior of such group of people, among many similar others who are less identifiable, are not driven by challenges of resource procurement, but by social and class standing.
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. Now I should state that I'm actually quite intimating at over 6 foot and currently about 220 pounds so i don't have a lot of people challenging me. Protected resource This media resource is available only to members of Institutions that have licensed it. He uses contemporary and classic examples from television, advertising, films, video games, pornography, and sports to draw a connection between violence on the screen and actual violence. Del, if my wife attacks me I am 220lbs and she is 135lbs.
But it's not about changing male behaviour -- because that ain't going to happen. I have to admit, I thought this was going to be some lame Marxist propaganda, but he makes some really salient and cogent points. Truth is not always what we want to believe. You can watch the whole film. I am so grateful that Jackson continues to be a uniquely powerful leader in this field. The kids were virtually the same.