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Film Showing: “The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men”
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Film Showing: “The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men”

Thursday, April 12th
ASRC, 2nd Floor Lounge

Join the Men In the Movement Action Team for a film screening and discussion! In The Bro Code, filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms that are saturated with sexism -- movies and music videos that glamorize misogyny; pornography that trades in the brutalization of women; comedy routines that make fun of sexual assault; and a slate of men's magazines and cable TV shows whose sole purpose is to revel in reactionary myths of American manhood. The message he uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. By showing how there's nothing natural or inevitable about this mentality, and by setting it against the terrible reality of men's violence against women in the real world, The Bro Code challenges young people to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means disrespecting women.

Featuring interviews with Michael Kimmel, Robert Jensen, Shira Tarrant, J.W. Wiley, Douglas Rushkoff, Eric Anderson, and Neal King.

This film presentation is part of a month-long series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Hosted by the Women's Resource Center and the Healthy Campus Initiative at Portland State University. For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to view the complete calendar of events, visit

The Women's Resource Center is located at
1802 SW 10th & Montgomery
(Montgomery Hall basement)