Jackson Katz: Male Characters in Hollywood
By Jennifer Siebel... on September 23, 2011
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Guest post by Imran Siddiquee, Communications Manager for Miss Representation
Author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist Jackson Katz on set at Miss Representation
This week, as we reflect on the first wave of Fall television premieres, it’s hard not to notice the disparity between representations of female characters and those of their male counterparts. Despite a number of new shows featuring female protagonists, the depiction of these women is, for the most part, sticking to tired old tropes. Yet while much has been written recently about the way women in Hollywood are objectified and demeaned, in this extra clip from Miss Representation pioneering anti-sexist activist and social theorist Jackson Katz brings up a less-covered facet of the limiting labels media imposes on us – the trivializing of men who stand up for women...