microLECTURE: Bullying, Masculinity & The Spectre of the Fag
Interview with sociologist C. J. Pascoe
UO Today with CJ Pascoe
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Podcasts & Documentaries
What is the link between shame and male violence? Why do we find it hard to value kindness and compassion in men? What role do women play in defining what is expected from men and masculinity? Now more than ever, we need answers to these uncomfortable questions. From the therapy room to the political battlefield, it’s clear the appetite to look beyond traditional gender norms is growing. This film instigates the conversations we need to be having in every aspect of society if we want to facilitate real change.
In The Bro Code and Generation M, filmmaker Thomas Keith examined how American culture bombards young men with sexist and misogynistic messages. In The Empathy Gap, he looks more closely at the ways these messages short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women, respect them as equals, and take feminism seriously.
FRONTLINE peers inside the world of a cyber-savvy generation through the eyes of teens and their parents, who often find themselves on opposite sides of a new digital divide. A generation with a radically different notion of privacy and personal space, today’s adolescents are grappling with issues their parents never had to deal with: from cyber bullying to instant “Internet fame,” to the specter of online sexual predators.
Trained in the Ways of Men is an exploration of the provocative complexities of gender identity; what does it mean to be a man or a woman? Director Shelly Prevost scrupulously examines the murder trial and provides numerous interviews with Gwen Araujo's mother Sylvia and the attorneys involved in the case. Trained in the Ways of Men ultimately encourages us to turn the camera on ourselves and unearth our own buried prejudices and fears.
You know the famous saying about heroes? That you’re not supposed to meet them? Because they invariably let you down. Well I’m sorry this is not one of those stories. CJ Pascoe is one of my academic heroes. She has written or been a part of two of the most influential texts about masculinity I have ever read: “Dude You’re a F*g” and “Exploring Masculinities.” She also has been a part of writing "HOMAGO" which to me is a real influential text understanding how teens use technology. Today it's all about her and her studies, expertise, and journey listening and studying boys.
In this episode, C.J. Pascoe, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, joins us to discuss the ethnographic research she conducted for her award-winning book, Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. We discuss the joys of being an ethnographer, the difficulties of accessing youth culture, and how entering the school allowed C.J. a more nuanced understanding of contemporary masculinity.
Authors C.J. Pascoe and Jocelyn Hollander discuss their article published in the February 2016 issue of Gender & Society, "Good Guys Don't Rape: Gender, Domination, and Mobilizing Rape."