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Film “The Bro Code” to be Screened at Hamilton College: Discussion with Director Will Follow Film

By Cindy McNicholl

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March 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Location: Red Pit (room 127) in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College

Event Description

Filmmaker Thomas Keith will screen his film “The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men” and will facilitate a discussion of the film following the showing.

Keith’s film provides an engrossing look at the forces in male culture that may condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Breaking down a range of contemporary media forms targeted explicitly at young men, Keith teases out the main maxims of “bro culture” and “the bro code,” and examines how this seemingly ironic mentality may reinforce misogyny and gender violence in the real world. “The Bro Code” also makes a powerful case that there is nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this toxic ideal of American manhood, and challenges young people to fight back against the resurgent idea that being a "bro" – and a man – means glorifying sexism, bullying, and abuse.
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