"Be a man!"
“Man up.” “Don’t cry.” “Be a man.” “Don’t be a sissy.”
Millions of young boys hear words like that every day, and it has a big effect.
My wife, Jennifer, is meeting this issue head on with her new documentary, “The Mask You Live In.”
If you think the way we talk to our sons in America doesn’t matter, think again:
“Today, boys are more likely to be expelled or kicked out of school than girls. Young men are only 43 percent of enrollees in post-secondary institutions. Boys are more likely to engage in violent crime, binge drinking, and drugs. …the status quo is unacceptable.”