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175 Attend Screening of The Mask You Live In

A part of the Women and Gender Studies Violence Theme Semester and co-sponsored by the TCU Common Reading, a film screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary, The Mask You Live In, was shown to a crowd of 175 TCU students, faculty, and staff. Following the screening a panel of interdisciplinary experts discussed the film’s themes with the crowd, generating an enlightening dialogue about masculinity in America. Some of the questions asked included the following: How does this film open up conversations about systemic and cultural pressure to “be a man?” How can we raise men to understand/embrace their emotions? How can women be a part of the solution? How do you think twelve-year-old boys would respond to seeing this film?
If you are interested in the film, but could not attend the screening, professors and students can access this documentary through the library’s free screening service, Kanopy, at the following link: The Mask You Live In image 7