Mon, Oct 10, 4:30: “The Empathy Gap” Screening and Discussion

danaPlease join us on

Monday, October 10, 4:30 p.m., Dana Auditorium

for a screening of

The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change

(Thomas Keith, USA, 2015, 70 mins.)

and Q&A with filmmaker Thomas Keith

In his new documentary, Thomas Keith looks closely at the ways sexist and misogynistic messages in American culture short-circuit men’s ability to empathize with women and respect them as equals, undercutting their innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, Dr. Keith draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives.

Sponsored by the Athletics Department; Brother-to-Brother; Chellis House-Women’s Resource Center; Feminist Action at Middlebury; the Gender Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program; Queers & Allies; Queer Studies House; the SGA Committee on Relationship Respect; Sister-to-Sister; Women of Color

-Karin Hanta