Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. D) Since it burst onto the public agenda in the 1980s, "surrogate" motherhood has aroused controversy and confusion. But for a whole generation of women branded as cold "refrigerator mothers," the damage had already been done. Candidly explores the reasons why these people advocate terrorist tactics, such as bombing clinics and killing doctors. This film features 10 women who candidly describe their abortion experience, with stories that span seven decades. From the strangeness and humor of picking an anonymous donor to the creation of joyous families of both biological and adopted children, Sperm Donor X provides a powerful challenge to old ideas about making a family. Directed, produced, written and edited by Stephen Fell and Will Thompson. Wade when profound social stigma surrounded both abortion and unwed motherhood. This program investigates consumer reactions against the idealized images of beauty promoted by TV, movies, and glossy magazines, while exploring the complex relationship between corporate strategy and feminine self-esteem. DVD 8871 A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. Through their eyes we see how this world has impacted their personal values, their career ambitions and their concepts of beauty and self-image. Contents: Sex & gender -- The feminine touch -- The ritualization of subordination -- Licensed withdrawal -- Infantalization -- Codes of masculinity -- Trapped in the code -- History, power & gender display. Update of Dreamworlds 2 (1995) & Dreamworlds (DVD 4892). This documentary examines the sexism that continues to proliferate in media depictions, entertainment, and society. DVD X148 This documentary examines Hollywood stereotypes of the East, with particular attention paid to the Middle East and the depiction of women of the East. Video/C 7079 A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. Video/C 7156 A documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to women and girls that dominate the media. Video/C 7156 Jean Kilbourne reviews if and how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years. DVD 1410; vhs Video/C 6979 In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Balanced with interviews with established models such as Lauren Hutton, Elle Mac Pherson, and Claudia Schiffer, the film contrasts the sobering reality of the business of beauty with its false promises, competition and rejection to the fairy tale images in the young models' heads. The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, bodybuilders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors. Powerful media images, in particular in the fashion and advertising industry, serve as a backdrop for insights into the virtually impossible and highly dangerous physical goals that so many women strive to achieve. In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that there is a crisis in masculinity and that some of the guises offered to men as a solution (rugged individualism, violence) come loaded with attendant dangers to women, as well as other men. Society tends to emphasize differences more than similarities. "Judith Helfand: Secret Stories, Video Diaries, and Toxic Comedy." In: Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Video/C 1884 Examines the issues surrounding the prosecution of pregnant women and mothers in the U. We now know that autism is a brain disorder, not the result of poor parenting. Video/C 9687 This film focuses primarily on 'soldiers' in the Army of God, a violent fringe pro-life group bonded together by the Internet, by organized rallies, and by a common belief that abortions must be stopped at all costs. DVD 5553 In the US, 1.3 million women per year have abortions, but the topic is still so stigmatized that it is never discussed in polite company. DVD X3226 Director Deirdre Fishel takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at her own experiences and that of three other diverse women as they opt for a life they never imagined-- to try to have children solo using donor sperm. More than 70 interviews are interwoven with archival footage and street confrontations to document one of the most tenacious social movements in American history. DVD 8660 Presents a portrait of the times before Roe v. Video/C 2884 With it's "Real beauty" marketing campaign, the Dove brand struck a chord with women skeptical of unhealthy or absurd standards of attractiveness. Follows three young women as they compete for roles in hip hop music videos. Conversations with Candie's CEO and a hard look at Much Music programming practices enhance this social analysis. The film looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of surface objectification and beauty, taking us into the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations. A look at how the narratives of music videos shape individual & cultural attitudes toward femininity, masculinity, sexuality and race. DVD 8367 Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a presistent force in American culture. She explores four key areas: "female" words that are dependent on a "male" version, words that are more positive for men than for women, words for women that carry negative sexual connotations, and "neutral" words that become inferior when applied to women. Many of their families have spent their life savings to pay for this investment in their daughters. Four young women models are followed around the globe as they attempt to become superstars. Video/C 8594 Diana Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her long and agonizing personal struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempt to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness. It examines eating disorders that have become commonplace in society and looks at the influence of the Barbie doll on young girls. DVD 4913; vhs Video/C 6606 Are men and women really that different? DVD X6053 This film analyzes the roles and images of Asian women promulgated by the Hollywood film industry and network television over the past fifty years. DVD 8550; DVD X6053; vhs Video/C 1496 A documentary about the inside workings of Hollywood's B-movie industry, featuring film clips and rare interviews with the industry's exploitation vets. Juxtaposing footage culled from a typical week of television broadcasting with original interviews examines how the media presents girls. Panelists: Nancy De Stephanis, Peggy Cooley, Kathleen Purcell. A Symposium of leading figures in the media discussing issues relating to roles and perceptions of women in the media. Cites illustrations of abuses as well as suggestions to improve awareness of our use and abuse of language. Also capturing the stories of victims, their families and friends, the film follows various activists in countries such as Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and Mali, as they meet with school children, local communities, and others in attempting to change the 5,000 year-old custom. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal? DVD 7167 Eleven girls ages 8 to 16 from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and two classrooms of middle and high school students discuss their views on mass media and how it impacts their lives. Video/C 9175 Three members of the organization "Women are Good News", a group founded to obtain equal representation of women and women of color in all news media, discuss the lack of women commentators and newscasters on PBS and other television stations. MM1214 Participants: Betty Friedan, David Gergen, Renee Poussaint, Nancy Woohull, Eleanor Randolf, Bob Guccione. Video/C 1906 Film explains the role of language in shaping behavior and explores sex bias in everyday speech and writing. Video/C 3363 Depicts the efforts of local African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa, an act that can lead to medical complications or even death. Seeking answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans, Roberts delves into the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection and shows how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers.
treatment for substance dependent mothers who take drugs during pregnancy. Video/C 6794 Documents the development and use of reproductive technology, suggesting that science and industry have combined to transform the act of procreation into the business of making babies. Over one-third of all Puerto Rican women of childbearing age have been sterilized. Produced by CBS News in association with the History Channel and A & E Network. For its inquiry the film draws on archival footage, interviews with women from from Puerto Rico who became unsuspecting test subjects for the early pill, insights from women health activists who questioned the high-dose version's safety, and testimony from scientists who developed the pill. Shows how harnessing female hormones into a little pill unleashed a social revolution that allowed women to pursue careers as never before, fueled the feminist and consumer health movements, and encourged more open attitudes towards sex. Video/C 9599 Tells the story of two of the first highly successful women entrepreneurs in America, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. Film investigates the condition of women in Nigeria and India through interviews with husbands, wives, clergy and family planning personnel.1995. Video/C 4011 From the 1950s through the early 1970s, the American medical establishment thought it had found the cause of autism: poor mothering. DVD X5443 Fred Friendly hosts this series on the Bill of Rights and its effect on the United States. Video/C 2936 This is the first documentary to explore the ethical and social dilemmas surrounding the issue of parenting by women with developmental disabilities. Video/C MM645 Looks at the pro-life movement in the United States over the past 35 years, offering insight into both the religious and political ideologies of this social movement. This program follows the daily lives of tween girls, recording their perceptions of fashion, celebrities, boys and themselves. DVD 8870 Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape in this provocative new film about gender as a ritualized commercial performance. Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to show how the media portrays masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Illustrated with hundreds of up-to-date images, Dreamworlds 3 offers a unique and powerful tool for understanding both the continuing influence of music videos and how pop culture more generally filters the identities of young men and women through a dangerously narrow set of myths about sexuality and gender. Experts criticize an unhealthy culture created by advertising and the media, and the many examples shown illustrate how children are reduced to consumers bombarded with images of girls treated as purely sexual objects. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. Every week some 16,000 Chinese undergo face surgery.Looks at progress in achieving greater equality for women -- five years after the Beijing Conference on Women where government delegations pledged themselves to tackle increasing violence against women. Video/C 7771 Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia. A champion in a man's sport, over time she became an American legend forever changing ideas about the abilities of women. DVD 5616 Using film clips and narration, Annie Sprinkle presents a 25 year retrospective of her career as a pornographic film star. DVD 8742 A biography of the French existentialist philosopher, public intellectual, and social theorist, Simone de Beauvoir who wrote novels, essays, and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. 1975, 50 min Special feature: émission "Premier plan" : une entrevue avec Simone de Beauvoir (1959, 40 min) In French with German subtitles. DVD 5615 University of Pennsylvania: racially insensitive language, Harvard University: gay rights, Stanford University: multicultural ideals, Pennsylvania State: sexual harassment, University of Washington: radical feminism. This film explores the general discomfort around the subject of menstruation and the pain girls experience as they negotiate relationships with their bodies and their culture. 13 women of varying age, size, and ethnicity candidly reveal the ambivalence with which they regard their own bodies. Using intimate interviews with former contestants, and behind-the-scenes footage and photographs, the film reveals why some women took part in the fledgling event and how the pageant became a battle ground and a barometer for the changing position of women in society. Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women / Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar. New York: Harcourt Brace, c1993.(UCB Bancroft GN484 . Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. DVD X233 Discusses the life of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964), one of this country's most famous and important union organizers, radical activists, and defenders of civil rights. Video/C MM688 A discussion between Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Scott and William F. Video/C 2635 Film profiles four ethnically diverse women - Hispanic, Caucasian, Vietnamese and African-American - who surmount the trauma of deep personal loss and emerge with confidence, strength, and a renewed sense of purpose. In this award-winning documentary, Officer Trish Ormsby and Detectives Agnes Chan and Christine Leung share their fascinating stories about careers and personal lives, as well as satisfactions and risks on the job, the stereotypes they defied, and how they persevered. Readings from Beloved by Guy Gregory and Bonnie Greer. And in Nigeria, market trader Tematayo is demanding the government acknowledge her worth as a successful businesswoman.  Thousands of Filipino women are leaving children and country behind to work as domestics in Hong Kong. Video/C 4595 A colorful collage of plenaries, workshops, interviews, spontaneous events and music from the Fourth United Nation's International Women's NGO (non-governmental organization) Forum that took place in Huairou, China concurrent with and related to the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, from September 4-15, 1995. Video/C 4339 Depicts the efforts of local African political activists to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa, an act that can lead to medical complications or even death. Some "Mudjahadines", the women fighters during the war of Independence from the French (1954-1962), recall their own experiences: their hopes and their disillusion after the war, when the Government refused to recognize their role and contribution to the National Liberation Movement. DVD X2405; vhs Video/C 4081 Directed by Minky Schlesinger and Khetiwe Ngcobo. Examines gains in women's rights globally with visits to Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Fiji, New Zealand, Brazil and other nations focusing on crimes against women and achievements by women towards equality. Mulvey and Wollen's experimental documentary combines newsreel footage of the aviator's arrival, dramatic recreations of events from her life and contemporary discussions by feminist groups on the subject of heroism in this most unconventional biopic. Includes archival images and commentary by biographers and historians. Features rare '70s hippie porn, early fetish films, feminist porn, art porn, transsexual docu-porn, classic XXX and more. DVD X4895 Peel concerns a family outing in Australia which results in an intrigue of awesome belligerence. Directed by Lisa Ades ; written by Michelle Ferrari. DVD X243 Four young women suffering from eating disorders and their families discuss and explain their experiences. DVD 6541 Rachel's Daughters, the first feature length film to be made about the causes of breast cancer, is an investigative documentary with a difference. Rare archival photographs, historical film footage and recordings of her speeches shed light on her role as labor leader, orator and self-proclaimed revolutionist. Buckley on the rescission of the Equal Rights Amendment by several states that had initially ratified it. DVD X5207 This program looks at the differences between the U. Latina and her Latin American and American counterparts. These portraits explore the issues of alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, death and grieving, as well as problems faced by refugees and immigrants. Bonus features: Trailers; bios of Agnes, Trish, Christine & Margie; director Ermena Vinluan's bio; key crew bios; director's statement; synopsis; awards & film screenings; production anecdotes; links and bibliography.  Guatemalan women widowed in the civil unrest have formed an organization, Conavigua, to conduct literacy classes and encourage political participation. Also capturing the stories of victims, their families and friends, the film follows various activists in countries such as Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and Mali, as they meet with school children, local communities, and others in attempting to change the 5,000 year-old custom. A new generation of women tries to find a path between modern democracy and the fundamentalism of the Islamic faith. Born into exile as the daughter of political emigres, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to their longed-for homeland, South Africa in 1994. Video/C 6488 Humorously de-constructs some of the female roles represented on television with the underlying suggestion that a greater variety of visions and ovices ought to be possible. Video/C 3766 Shows scenes from over 165 music videos to illustrate how women are portrayed in male-created videos, examining such issues as masculinity, femininity, sex, and sex roles. Video/C MM1219 Updates the documentary Slaying the Dragon by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years. Interviewees: Roger Corman, Jim Wynorski, Maria Ford, Julie Strain. This award winning documentary uses humor to address serious concerns about the marketing of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection. Special features: Deleted scenes; Boris Kodjoe and Reggie Theus on being attractive; Interview with Eve Ensler; Cosmetic ingredients are mislabeled; Girls with eating disorders; Canaries in the coal mine; Meet the victims: guys on the couch; Physiognomy with Stuart Ewen; Interview with Ethie Ann Vare. Explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. DVD 3708; also VHS Video/C 5669 These days, ambitious young women in China feel they have to Westernize their appearance through plastic surgery in order to get ahead. Also interviews Asian American women and their responses to the impact these stereotypes have on their relationships, their work, and themselves. Gets to the heart of a widely felt and complex attraction to an exploitive world of filmmaking that specializes in the erotic/slasher/action genre. Video/C 8347 A brooklyn barber covers his wall with magazine cut-outs of women, however when he is introduced to the art of photo-retouching, his perceptions of beauty are called into question. What are the true costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and a slender physique? DVD X2472 Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie demonstrations, from girls' play dates to Barbie web pages, Barbie Nation plumbs the international cult of the Barbie doll, telling the Barbie stories of diverse men, women and children.