Packaging Boyhood: Helping Boys Resist Media Stereotypes - Webinar
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Jock. Slacker. Superhero. Player. In this webinar, Mark Tappan Ed.D. of Colby College explores the narrow version of boyhood that is sold to boys, and what adults can do about it. Boys are fed a steady diet of media stereotypes about what it means to be a man, including messages about violence, risk-taking, sexual promiscuity, and slacking off. This multimedia presentation offers an overview of this cultural landscape that boys confront everyday, and provides tools that can be used to help boys resist these troubling messages and negative images.