I found this project to be an interesting one, as someone with a younger brother frequently subject to derogatory terms for being seemingly effeminate, it makes a very valid point and seems to be a worthwhile cause. Thoughts?
I think this is a good cause. Men are victims of the patriarchy too, though in different ways that people don't really think about. My little brother has had emotional troubles regarding his weight because he isn't ripped like male models or body builders and he is 10 YEARS OLD.
I agree with most of it, there's a little tidbit that I kind of don't entirely agree with, but what I think the root of the problem in our culture is that we objectify people and devalue them constantly. This goes for both men and women. This culture puts our value not in our hearts but our appearance, physical and emotional.
I also think the problem this film is trying to address has some things to do with a little bit of homosexuality in some males, because being effeminate or liking somewhat "girly" things doesn't mean you're gay, but in our society that's seen as such, so the boys around you put you down and call you "fag" while the media encourages you and says "it's okay to be gay" rather than saying "it's okay to like these things".
Yeah that is a very valid point. Despite claiming acceptance society still has an issue with writing off certain activities as 'gay'... I think a very important lesson that we don't teach (or haven't been taught I suppose, as the younger generation) is that personal identity, your likes and dislikes, your habits and mannerisms, your strengths and weaknesses - does not necessarily equate or even have any relevance at all to sexuality, or who you fall in love with. I wonder if the full documentary would discuss that issue or not.