Packaging Boyhood: Helping Boys Resist Media Stereotypes - Webinar

03/11/2011 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Hardy Girls Healthy Women
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Renee Randazzo
Contact Phone: 
(207) 861-8131
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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.

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