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#12886/0920  BEAUTY MYTH: The Culture of Beauty, Psychology, and the Self with Naomi Wolf
From workplace equality and sexual harassment, to cosmetic surgery and eating disorders, to the very core of social and romantic relationships, Naomi Wolf powerfully illuminates the psychological and physiological ravages of the Beauty Myth. She wraps this extraordinary six-part presentation within a stirring vision of how we might transcend the Beauty Myth by shedding light on the cultural and economic systems that perpetuate it.


#15924/0685  BRAND NEW YOU: Makeover Television and the American Dream
What does it mean to be an authentic self when that self's image is constantly manipulated by media? For makeover shows too fat, too ugly, badly dressed, bad hair, bad teeth equals bad attitude ... is it a problem that such shows, from weight loss to cosmetic surgery, reproduce conventional norms of physical attractiveness and success? Taking a wider social and cultural view, have these programs become models of self-transformation at precisely the same time jobs have become harder to find and keep; when women and men have been forced to remake themselves to compete in a rapidly changing labor marketplace? Intended for courses in communication, gender studies, critical race theory, history, and sociology. *English sub-titles


#14454/0685  BRO CODE (THE): How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men
This program takes aim at the forces in (modern) male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist.


#13070/0685  CODES OF GENDER: Identity and Performance in Popular Culture
Well-shaped male and female bodies, provocatively posed and usually scantily clad, are used to market all sorts of commercial products in both print and digital media. Beyond the obvious 'sex sells' message, is there a deeper, underlying significance to the way each gender is portrayed? Absolutely! ... Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape. Grades 9 to A


#9991/0685  DREAMWORLDS III: Desire, Sex and Power in Music (Full Version)
How about those music videos?!? What are the social and psychological consequences of the ever-escalating use of sex and violence to market popular musical entertainment to the primary target audience of youth/young adults? In this all new update, the popular music industry's none too subtle (and getting less so all the time it seems) methods for peddling their questionable wares are put under the spotlight.


#15797/1725  GENERATION LIKE: Are Kids Using Social Media or is Social Media Using Kids?
"What’s designed to look like a grassroots wave of excitement [online] is actually a meticulously planned marketing strategy." Douglas Rushkoff This program explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.


#12229/0685  GENERATION M: Misogyny in Media and Culture
Tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: from the hyper-sexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, to the explosion of gender violence in video games aimed at boys; from the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, to the continually harsh, patronizing caricature of feminism found in virtually every area of American pop culture.


#15625/0645  GIRL MODEL
Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, they rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from financial hardship grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***


#16103/0685  GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (ABRIDGED VERSION)
"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today." Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland." Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves. Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood. Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology. * English Subtitles * Streaming available *NOTE - this version has been edited for profanity. For full version please see item #16065


#16065/0685  GUYLAND: Where Boys Become Men (FULL VERSION)
"Guyland is a powerful exploration of what it means to be a young man today." Michael Kaufman, Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign In this powerful new film based on his bestselling book, acclaimed sociologist Michael Kimmel maps the troubling social world where boys become men - a new stage of development he calls "Guyland." Arguing that the traditional adult signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood are no longer clear, Kimmel takes us inside a new social order where more and more young men try desperately to prove their masculinity to one other - often with dangerous consequences for young women and guys themselves. Guyland offers a way for all of us - parents and community members, young men and women, professors and administrators - to envision new ways to support boys and young men as they navigate cultural environments that glorify unhealthy, violent, and sexist models of manhood. Guyland is essential viewing for courses in gender studies, sociology, media studies, communications, counseling, and psychology. * English Subtitles * Streaming available *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request


#10394/0685  HIP HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
This documentary provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Features revealing interviews with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Shetfall. Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.


#14327/0545  IN HER OWN IMAGE - DVD
Do female filmmakers present a demonstrably different style and substance than their male counterparts when viewed through the evidence of independently produced film? This video focuses especially in how racial and gender stereotypes are shown. Grades 8 to A


#13338/0685  KILLING US SOFTLY IV: Advertising's Image of Women
The message hasn't changed but the medium has evolved, or is that devolved? Jean Kilbourne returns with a whole new generation of examples of how marketing genius is still being applied to promote the sale of highly questionable products by purposefully undermining the self-esteem of women and girls.


#16148/0635  LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE
This program delves into the dating phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. 21st century living is fast and furious and there is little time for cherished moments of tranquility. So in an age of deadlines and bold headlines, how does anyone have the time to find love? The answer: speedy location-based mobile dating apps that cut to the chase of sexual attraction. In this observational documentary, we explore the world of online dating apps with jaw-dropping stories that capture the funny, heartwarming and often dangerous moments that make up the modern dating world. Prepare to be immersed in an online world of deviancy, devotion, deception, heartbreak and outright sexual brazenness.


#15446/1725  MAKERS: Women Who Make America
Reviews the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in the country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. Introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines, fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off. The film is appropriate for middle school, high school, college and adult audiences. Recommended for women's studies, gender studies, girls' studies, sociology, history, communication, psychology, media and film history, etc.


#13553/0685  MEDIA, GENDER & REPRESENTATION SERIES (12 Programs) DVD
This is a special discounted offer on 12 best-selling programs concerning media, gender and representation. Grades 9 to A


#13554/0685  MEDIA, GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION SERIES (4 Programs) DVD
This special offer consists of the following 4 best-selling sexual orientation titles: OFF THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW: Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals & Television, 1967-1998 FURTHER OFF THE STRAIGHT & NARROW: New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006 SPEAK UP! Improving the Lives of GLBT Youth PLAYING UNFAIR: The Media Image of the Female Athlete Grades 9 to A


#12887/0920  NAOMI WOLF: In-Depth
This is the companion program to THE BEAUTY MYTH. In this bonus presentation, Naomi Wolf goes in-depth to address key implications, criticisms, and the most commonly asked questions raised by the main program.


#6710/0685  NO LOGO: Brands, Globalization and Resistance
Naomi Klein's best-selling book NO LOGO has been given strong visual backup in this program. How is corporate globalization, sweat shop labor, and the development of brand names and logos in combination with star power being used to manipulate consumers worldwide? What is being done to resist the onslaught? She asks viewers to consider the costs of globalization, including the disappearance of public space, consumer choice, and stable, meaningful work.


#6293/0685  PLAYING (UN)FAIR: The Media Image of the Female Athlete
This video is a really interesting look at the (gender) politics of sport and how they are dictated and controlled by the media. It provides excellent discussion material for both gender and media studies on the image of women as represented by mainstream coverage of female athletes.


#15922/0685  PORNLAND: How the Porn Industry Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
As Gail Dines points out in this video, the average age of boys first viewing internet porn is 11.5 years. When an 11.5 year old boy types the word ‘porn’ into google what do you think he thinks he is going to get? Breasts, naked women? Well guess again! This is sex education in the internet age?! Basically, modern American (style) pornography is ugly, hateful, completely lacking in artistic merit, the antithesis of eroticism, misogynistic, brutal, and driven by multi-billion dollar corporations who care nothing about the consequences on these 11 year olds or the society in which they live. *English sub-titles


#12231/0685  PRICE OF PLEASURE (THE) : Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships
Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox. This film is particularly revealing when male pornographers openly discuss their views about women and how men should relate to them, and when male and female porn users candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Honest and nonjudgmental, the film paints both a nuanced and complex portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, and liberty and responsibility are intertwined in the most intimate aspects of human relations. At the same time, the film examines the unprecedented role that commercial pornography now occupies in U.S. popular culture. Going beyond the debate of liberal versus conservative so common in the culture, this program provides a holistic understanding of pornography as it debunks common myths about the genre.Grades 10 to A


#9074/0425  SELF IMAGE: The Fantasy/The Reality (In the Mix) DVD
What role does the media play in directly influencing the way young people today think about their bodies? How is it affecting them socially and psychologically? What is it doing to their health? Grades 7 to 12


#15930/0645  SEX(ED): How Did you Learn About Sex?
When we learn about sex, we don't just learn about social mores and biology; what we learn affects our identity, our relationships and our ability to be intimate throughout our lives. Many people look back at how they learned about sex, whether it was a book, an embarrassing parental chat, a school presentation, or porn, and remember their shock and embarrassment. Sex(ed) captures the humor and vulnerability of those experiences while allowing us to look at the various agendas that shaped the content. To get at the truth behind the history and current state of sex education, SEX(ED)examines sex education films from the 1910s up to the present day. Often hilarious, sometimes instructive, and almost always awkward and embarrassing, these films reflect the changing moral, cultural and political attitudes that inspired them. *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***


#11915/0635  SEX, CENSORSHIP, AND THE SILVER SCREEN (4 Programs) DVD
Hollywood’s history is, in a sense, a narrative of the battle between artistic freedom and heavy-handed restriction. This four-part series conveys that narrative through a progression of archival film clips spanning the bulk of motion picture history.


#16192/0405  SEXISM IN LANGUAGE
This program presents closely analyzed examples that show how sexism and antisexism may be contained in language used in song lyrics, everyday conversation, newspaper reports, written conventions, and satire.


#9819/0400  STRENGTH TO RESIST: Media's Impact on Women and Girls (previously titled BEYOND KILLING US SOFTLY)
What really is the impact of media images on women and girls? This program presents the ideas of girls and young women as well as those of leading authorities in the fields of psychology (including Gloria Steinem) on the subjects of eating disorders, gender studies, violence against women, and media literacy. Also focuses their ideas on practical solutions and the best tactics for reclaiming the culture from the media and advertising giants. A powerful tool for teaching media literacy, building self-esteem in girls and women and for promoting reassessment of society's views of gender roles.Grades 9 to A


#15948/0899  VULVA 3.0
"Amusing and horrifying by turns, but consistently fascinating throughout." The Hollywood Reporter *Already winner of many awards! With their comprehensive and unflustered research into the history of this particular aspect of the female anatomy in the 21st century, the directors shed light on every facet of the matter in hand, from sex education to censorship, from the airbrushing of ‘misshapen’ labia in pornographic images to the work of activists against female genital mutilation - and in doing so celebrate the diversity of the female body. We live in hyper-sexualized times. The press, advertisements and TV are constantly putting naked women and their genitalia on display. But many women are still deeply prudish when it comes to the relationship with their own body. In public we see airbrushed, de-individualized anatomies which conform to the standards of attractiveness used by the porn industry. The ideal image of the smooth, perfectly shaped vulva with symmetrical labia has little to do with the actual shape of most female genitalia. The resultant insecurity many women feel about their own bodies has proven to be a goldmine for cosmetic genital surgery which promises to manufacture the perfect vagina via the surgeon's scalpel.


#15394/1416  WONDER WOMEN: The Untold Story of American Superheroines
"WONDER WOMEN hits us right where it counts, offering a nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture." Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Texas at Austin Goes behind the scenes with actors Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), Lindsay Wagner (the Bionic Woman) and Gloria Steinem. KAPOW! WONDER WOMEN offers a nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about strong and healthy women.


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