A Crisis of Masculinity with Today’s Boys

Compared to a girl the same age, a boy in late adolescence is 7 times more likely to die by his own hand.

Culture / , ,

9 August 2013

 

Acclaimed documentarian, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, has a new trailer out for an upcoming feature length doc that explores the myriad pressures boys must endure as part of today’s hypercompetitive, sports focused American society. I often find my own understanding of masculinity and the man-values I wish to impart to my son to be contrary to the many messages he receives out in the world – be it from relatives, other dads, coaches, teammates and friends, school, religion, or video games.

The Mask You Live In documentary will examine how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance, and how kids are further influenced by the education system, sports culture, and mass media- video games and pornography in particular. (From Kickstarter page)

Looking forward to this.

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