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Is there a boy crisis in America?

by School's Out Washington | | Posted under Opinions

An exciting film screening opportunity is coming to the Seattle area on March 8th & 9th as part of the Women’s Funding Alliance’s ACTION Cinema. The Mask You Live In by the Representation Project explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

This film speaks to what we can do as parents, educators, youth workers and members of society fostering positive opportunities for all young people.

The Mask You Live In

Is there a “boy crisis” in America? Is our male population suffering due to our culture’s emphasis on power, dominance, and aggression? The film examines how boys are influenced by parenting, our education system, sports culture, and mass media – especially violent video games and pornography — and how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. Of particular importance to the film is unveiling the long-term, negative impact of “American masculinity” on the mental and emotional well-being of male youth. 

FILM SCREENINGS

Sunday March 8th at 2:00 PM

Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium

Monday March 9th at 6:00 PM

Kirkland Performance Center

Tickets can be purchased from the Women’s Funding Alliance, $10 per individual ticket. 


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