timed writing : tough guise
Click on the red Connect Now button on the screen above.
Click Login in the upper right corner and use your personal account information to access the film.
Watch and take careful notes over the documentary (above).
Complete the timed writing over the documentary below.
Katz, Jackson, and Jeremy Earp. Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture. Dir. Jeremy Earp. Prods. Sut Jhally and Jason Young. Media Education Foundation, 2013.
Jackson Katz analyzes how men are taught what it means to be a man from media and from other male figures in their lives, especially fathers and coaches. Watch closely at how he proves that media leads the way in defining what it means to be a man. Also look at how the consequences of that definition have a devastating effect on young men, their self-esteem, and their relationships with women and other men.
You will be doing something similar when you analyze your commercials. After you analyze your commercials, you will explain the consequences to men and women of reinforcing stereotypes of masculinity in media.
***Trigger Warning: This film contains graphic depictions of real-life violence and terroism.
For this assignment, you will write a complete essay that answers a prompt over the documentary Tough Guise. You will have 50 minutes to complete your essay. Your essay must include the following parts:
A thesis statement
Body paragraphs (you need more than one!)
Open with a claim
Include evidence from the work
Explain how that evidence proves your thesis
Introduces the work
Body paragraphs that answer the prompt 65
Provides an example
Explains the example
Answers the prompt
Restates the thesis
Correct grammar 15