Changing Men

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Changing Men


  • 1970 - 1980 (Creation)


videotapes; positive; color films (visual works); sound; 0:28:14

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"Changing Men," (title drawn from segment title card). Segment 1: Host Bruce Mason, child care worker, introduces his Consciousness Raising (CR) group; Dennis Schilling, Mental Health Therapist; Leslie Wheeler, Kidney Dialysis Tech; Kenneth Luba, Film Maker and House Husband; Fred White, Teacher, Oregon Correctional Inst. The purpose of this program is to invite viewers to challenge their preconceptions and expectations of masculinity and male roles. Mason describes the Men's Resource Center, and the organization's goals of creating unity and eliminating sexism. The group discusses how sexism towards men can be damaging: describing how sexist ideologies inhibit men from building relationships and emotionally connecting with others, that childhood conditioning teaches male children to achieve expected male roles, and how rigid of gender stereotypes can be problematic. The CR group sees itself as pro-feminist, and supports the women's liberation movement. Segment 2: (0:05:40) Performance by United Fruit Company about gender roles. Segment 3: (0:12:50) CR group discusses men's emotional connections and support. Segment 4: (0:24:30) Musical performance by Jay Tanner and Kristen Aspen.

Special thanks to Elaine Velazquez and Creative Outlet; Musical performance by Jay Tanner and Kristan Aspen; Performance by the United Fruit Company; Men's Resource Center.

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Copyright for this recording is held by Creative Outlet Portland. In some cases, additional parties may hold copyright to all or portions of the content of individual recordings, and use may also require permissions from these copyright holders. Use is allowed according to the following statement: In Copyright -

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  • eng

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The Video Access Project (Public Access Television Program), MIC8, MI11865

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