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Tough Guise 2 – Film and Discussion

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May 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Charlevoix Public Library
220 West Clinton Street
Charlevoix, MI United States

In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men’s violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and US political culture. 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. 

Panel discussion at intermission and following the screening. 

Free admission. For mature audiences, only.

Location : Charlevoix Public Library, 220 West Clinton Street, Charlevoix

Contact : Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan administrative office – (231) 347-0067