The Mask You Live In is a two-part film series that explores America’s bifurcation of gender and the extremes of masculinity imposed on our boys and men. The film series exposes the social, economic, and political ramifications of a society that encourages domination, greed, and aggression while subordinating empathy, care, and collaboration. The series will inspire discussion, provide solutions, and offer hope.
“What if Adam Lanza was Amanda Lanza? How would that change the national dialogue around the Newtown tragedy? Here’s how: the first topic on everyone’s agenda would be the gender of the perpetrator. Why would a woman do something like this?
So why aren’t we asking the same question about the actual shooter? Do we simply take it for granted that rampage killings are a guy thing?”
“After Newtown, besides guns, let’s talk about gender” by Jackson Katz and Jennifer Siebel Newsom