Questions of Masculinity

How Does the Media Affect Mens' Self Image?

"Be a Man", "Boys Don't Cry",

Miss Representation's "Living With The Mask" expresses concern about the societal and media pressures boys have to live with.
The Mask You Live In - Trailer

"Is it O.K. to tell boys to "be a man"?

Christina Hoff Somers says, "Is it O.K. to tell boys to "be a man"? An upcoming film that is much buzzed about on the web ignores the real differences between the sexes"
Is masculine culture toxic for boys?
Be A Man: Joe Ehrmann at TEDxBaltimore 2013

Survey

Go Survey Monkey and complete this survey. It is completely anonymous unless YOU divulge personal information in the boxes you can write into, so be careful about that.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTWC7DV


If you are female, go through the survey with a partner. Do not answer any of the questions. Think about what some of the issues are that might be facing your brothers of male friends. What other questions would you add to the survey? Reflect on the questions with your partner. Record your thoughts on this issue of masculinity on paper. Be prepared to share them.