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TOXIC MASCULINITY

January 12th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Filmmaker Jessica Newsom has made an important documentary titled, The Mask You Live in.  It’s a powerful examination about the troubling straight  jacket of expectations young sboys as staddled with as they grow into men.   When we say, ‘Be a man’  Exactly what does that mean,  and has society put expectations on young  that perpetuate the ugly, male dominant paradigm that has prevailed in human society since the beginnings of agriculture and permanent settlements, more than 10,000 years ago.

For women to be free in a society defined by tolerance and equality, the case seems clear that men also must be from the toxic definition of what it means to be a man.

Here is a trailer for The Mask You Live In…

 

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