What #AboutBoys? Don’t the same limiting stereotypes that tell women and girls to be passive and deferential, tell boys and men to be dominant and aggressive?
We explored these questions in our film The Mask You Live In (now available on DVD and streaming) and we’re discussing them LIVE this Thursday with Promundo, a global leader in promoting gender justice and preventing violence. They’ve released a thought-provoking report, “The Truth About Adolescent Boys” that looks into the state of boys and identifies concrete steps we can all take to create a healthier culture.
Join us this Thursday the 24th at 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat discussing how we can better support our boys. Remember to follow along with our @MaskYouLiveIn and @TheRepProject Twitter handles, plus the hashtag #AboutBoys. Together, we will engage more boys and men in advancing gender equality.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom and The Representation Project team
April Screenings of The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation
Whether you’re a teacher who wants to bring the film to your students or a longtime fan who’s dying to see them on the big screen, here are some upcoming public screenings of The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation:
- 4/2 The Mask You Live In screening in Seattle, Washington: Organized by the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
- 4/5 The Mask You Live In screening in Graz, Austria: Crossroads Festival
- 4/6 The Mask You Live In screening in Ottowa, ON, Canada: Organized by Ottowa Coalition to End Violence Against Women at the ByTowne Cinema
- 4/20 The Mask You Live In screening in Cupertino, CA: BlueLight Cinemas
- 4/27 The Mask You Live In screening in Lombard, IL: Glenbard East High School
- 4/28 Miss Representation screening in Baraboo, WI: Hope House
From Around The Web
“So now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, via The Huffington Post
- BuzzFeed: This Is What It Would Be Like If Men Were Treated Like Women In The Workplace
- The Huffington Post: This Super Cute Father-Daughter Duo Is Inspiring Young Men To Be Good Fathers.
- The Huffington Post: 5 Things You Can Do to End Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Media
- Mic: Sorry, Bachelor Ben Higgins, You Don’t Actually Need a Dad’s Permission to Propose
- TIME: A Conversation With President Obama and Misty Copeland
- Vice i-D: Is America Having A Male Identity Crisis?
- Vox: Chicago Just Stopped Taxing Women For Having Periods
Via The Representation Project on Instagram