She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

The Mask You Live In

When: Sunday, March 8th at 2PM at the Central Library Microsoft Auditorium
& Monday, Marth 9th at 6PM at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Avenue
Cost: $10; buy tickets here

In service to creating a feminist future, we all have a role in raising our boys. Is there a “boy crisis” in America? Is our male population suffering due to our culture’s emphasis on power, dominance, and aggression? The Mask You Live In explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

The Mask You Live In asks: As a society, how are we failing our boys? The film looks at the sociological implications of the phrase “Be A Man” and how it plays out throughout a boy’s life.

The film examines how boys are influenced by parenting, our education system, sports culture, and mass media – especially violent video games and pornography — and how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. Of particular importance to the film is unveiling the long-term, negative impact of “American masculinity” on the mental and emotional well-being of male youth.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.
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