The Profound Impact of White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump

Now Available for Purchase by Universities, Libraries, and Community Organizations!


For years, right-wing politicians and pundits have accused the left of playing “the race card” and “the woman card” and engaging in identity politics. The Man Card turns the tables and takes dead aim at the right’s own longstanding use of white male identity politics in American presidential elections. Ranging from the 1960s to today, The Man Card shows how the right has employed a deliberate strategy to frame Democrats and liberals as soft, brand the Republican Party as the party of “real men,” and position conservatives as defenders of white male power and authority in the face of seismic demographic changes and ongoing struggles for equality. At the same time, the film shows how this siege mentality has undercut the presidential prospects of women and undermined the nation’s ability to adapt to a changing world.

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And if you’re an educator or librarian looking to add the film to your university’s collection, you can either purchase a streaming license or pre-order a DVD here.

A co-production of the Media Education Foundation and Eat the Moon Films, The Man Card was directed by acclaimed filmmakers Peter Hutchison and Lucas Sabean, and was created and co-written by political analyst Jackson Katz, the author of the award-winning book Man Enough: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton & the Politics of Presidential Masculinity (Interlink Books).