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The Mask You Live In

Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Laurel Hall 102

This film chronicles a handful of boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.


Lauren Donais at

Women's Center (primary), Honors Program, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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