August 26, 2008

To be a Man

I've been promising Vanessa that I'd put up this movie for a long time. It runs almost an hour but is full of insight into modern masculinity.

I stumbled onto some of these concepts early on in college as I was first exposed to feminist analysis. I remember making a clumsy and somewhat unconvincing argument that men are oppressed by the concept of masculine dominance as women are of feminine submission. Katz makes this point by examining the connection between a dominant masculinity, race, and poor urban populations.


Unknown said...

Thanks! If only Rambo could have been the narrator though, instead of the sensitive Mr. Katz.... ;)

the unbeatable kid said...

some shirtless scenes would have been a big improvement.