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Where Are the Women? The Hunting Ground

14 hours ago

There are so many women onscreen, including the vast majority of the university administrators, lawyers, activists, and other experts interviewed.

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Note: This is not a “review” of The Hunting Ground! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of The Hunting Ground.

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- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Hunting Ground documentary review: why you have no idea how bad rape is on campus

14 hours ago

U.S. universities have plenty of financial incentives to minimize rape on campus, as this enraging film demonstrates. But there are women fighting back… I’m “biast” (pro): love Kirby Dick’s work; rape culture needs a hearty smack

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Following on from The Invisible War, his film about the rape epidemic in the U.S. military, documentarian Kirby Dick looks at rape on American college campuses… and The Hunting Ground is almost the same film, and just as enraging. This is not a criticism of Dick as a filmmaker but of our culture, which places the safety of women on a list of things worth worrying about far below such other matters as “institutional pride” and “making a profit.”

Dick talks to women (and a few men) from universities around the U.S whose »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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