STJ Women & Gender Studies Presents Sociology of Gender Film Series: Fridays, Sept 9 – Dec 2

STJ Women & Gender Studies Presents

Sociology of Gender (SOC 2430)

Film Series Fridays, Sept 9 – Dec 2

Marillac Hall 324, 3:25 – 5:00 PM

Open to All!


Sociology of Gender Film Series, Fall 2016 Schedule

Becoming Gendered (Sept 9)

Tough Guise (2002), by Jackson Katz, looks systematically at the relationship between the images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the end of the 20th century.

(Sept 16)

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2013), by Liam McNiff & Michele Josue, explores the life and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, the gay student brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history.


Gender and Family (Sept 23)

Mona Lisa Smile (2003), by Mike Newell, a film set in 1953, a time when women’s roles were rigidly defined, when their success was measured by ‘how well’ they marry.


Gender and Education (Sept 30)

Panorama (2015), by Alicia Arce, featuring Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for going to school.


Gender and Politics (Oct 7)

Makers: Women in Politics (2014), by Dyllan McGee & Rachel Dretzin, profiles women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields.


Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice (Oct 14)

Girlhood (2004), by Tony Hardmon, follows two girls for three years of their lives in the Waxter Juvenile Facility, as they struggle to come to terms with their crimes, their pasts, and their futures.


Gender and Religion (Oct 21)

(Un)veiled (2007), by Ines Hofmann Kanna, featuring ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, talking about Hijab.


Gender and Migration (Oct 28)

Sacrifice (1998), by Ellen Bruno, story of child prostitutes in Burma in the backdrop of internal displacement.


Gendered Workplace (Nov 4)

Who Does She Think She Is? (2008), by Pamela Tanner Boll, in a half-changed world, women often feel they need to choose: mothering or working? Your children’s well-being or your own?  Responsibility or self-expression?


Gender Based Violence (Nov 18)

Too Young to Wed (2011), by Pulitzer Center, featuring the practice of child marriage in India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia.


Social Movements, Past and Present (Dec 2)

No Más Bebés (2016), by Renee Tajima-Pena a, documentary about Los Angeles County General Hospital’s sterilization abuse against Latinas.

A Strong Man (2015). A group of refugee men who fled their homes in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Syria to seek sanctuary in Scotland launched an online film calling on other men to stop violence against women.

The Refugee Women of Jordan’s Za’atari Camp (2016), by UN women.

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