Good journalism is key to a healthy democracy. In Canada, it’s becoming apparent that the conversation around the environment is being tightly controlled… Such a system means that the voices of corporations, fossil-fuel interests, and climate change contributors are heard over those of our communities.
Valeria’s blatant honesty about her motivation behind her look points out a saddening truth in our society – girls have more of a voice because of the way they look. Isn’t it silly that we are more willing to listen to a message because of the appearance of the person delivering it?
We are surrounded and bombarded by media of all kinds every day, so it is essential that we empower ourselves to consume media critically and intelligently.
I am sure you are aware of the major film categories at the Oscars, so now imagine the Oscar ceremonies if there were a category for “most inspirational” film. I’d like to think this might one day become a reality, so for that reason I am going to offer my selection of the most inspirational film of 2013.
When you tell us the content doesn't matter I know it's because we've become so inured to sex and violence portrayed in our media culture and played 24/7 on cable news. Have you ever thought welcoming new students like this normalizes rape culture? And that this has actual consequences? Consequences that continue the fatal cycle of people believing that it's normal to violently take advantage of someone.
The Mask You Live In aims to investigate the question, how does society fail our boys? The film examines how societal standards of boys and men being emotionally unattached, among other “manly” characteristics, has affected an entire generation of young men.