3/5/09 TOUGH GUISE ? film on violence, media & the crisis in masculinity-are there examples of resistance to the ideas of dominant masculinity?-what evidence does the narrator use to support his arguments? Part 1--try to gain respect through violence (tough, strong, intimidating)--85% of ppl who commit murder are men, assault & domestic violence #s are also bigger in men, men are responsible for most child sexual abuse & rape--news & newspapers always say things like ?kids? and ?Americans? instead of specifically saying ?men?, when a woman commits a crime or something, they always mention that it is a female--over time, images of men have gotten bigger & more muscular, and women have gotten thinner & more girly Part 2--violence is a normal and natural part of being a male in the world--sports culture has grown increasingly aggressive and violent--being a real man is connected with being ?intimidating & controlling?--more women go to therapists, not because they have more problems but because men don?t want to go because they have to ?suck it up? and be tough--
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