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Videos on Sexism and Violence in the Media

Videos          on Sexism and Violence in the Media

Tough Guise, Sut Jhally, producer. 57 min. $150. Distributed by Media Education Foundation, 800-897-0089.

Focuses on media, violence, and "posing" that many boys mimic. The video covers a lot of ground and illustrates its points well with numerous clips. Because it features only one "expert" testimony - from Jackson Katz - some students may dismiss the video's insights as "just his opinion."

Dreamworlds II, Sut Jhally, producer. 55 min. $125. Distributed by Media Education Foundation, 800-897-0089.

This is a disturbing, "must see" video. Its focus is on sexualized images of women in music videos. Excellent narration. One disadvantage is that most of the videoclips used are from the 1980s. Nonetheless, students will recognize that the objectification portrayed here is still alive and well in the new millennium. Preview before classroom viewing.

Killing Us Softly (1979). 30 min. $160. Distributed by Cambridge Documentary Films, 617-484-3993.

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