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Redefining "manhood" and educating young boys

"We have got to show our sons a new definition of manhood...we have to model for them how a real men is someone who trusts his sisters and respects the and wants to be on their team and stands up agains the bad guys who are the men who wants to abuse the women..."

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"When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain."(Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

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Thanks Ayelet. Great post.

You might like this one:
http://www.openideo.com/challenge/womens-safety/research/identify-with-the-young-female-protagonist

Rafael also highlighted the role of soap operas on influencing beliefs and behaviors
http://www.openideo.com/challenge/womens-safety/research/soap-operas-and-their-effect-in-our-society

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