The empathy gap Masculinity and the courage to change

Kanopy (Firm)

Streaming video - 2015

American culture bombards young men with sexist and misogynistic messages. In The Empathy Gap, he looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit meńђةs ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously. Keith begins by exploring the main lessons about manhood that boys absorb from the culture ́ђأ that they should be aggressive, acquire material wealth, suppress all emotion except anger, and sexually objectify women ́ђأ then shows how thes...e messages undercut meńђةs innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, he draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives. Featuring Jennifer Siebel-Newsom, Tony Porter, Michael Messner, Derrick Jensen, Kevin Powell, J.W. Wiley, Tayo Banjo, Charlotte Watson, Eddie Moore Jr., C.J. Pascoe, Julia T. Wood, Greg Kamansky, Gwendolyn Dolske, Linda LeMoncheck, and Roman Krznaric.

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A Kanopy streaming video
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Published
Northampton, Mass. : Media Education Foundation 2015.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : 2016.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 streaming video (72 min.)
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Audience
Grade 9+
Production Credits
Written & Produced by Thomas Keith ; Director of Photography, Michael Enriquez ; Camera Technician, Jordan Keith ; Consultant, Shira Tarrant.
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Kanopy (Firm) (-)
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Thomas Keith (-)