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The Mask You Live In

TheMaskYouLiveIn

The Women's Fund hosted a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's latest documentary, The Mask You Live In, at the Oshkosh Convention Center on March 31, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

"The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men." 

"Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the "boy crisis" and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men."

Watch the trailer for The Mask You Live In HERE.

If you would like to host a screening for The Mask You Live In but don't know where to start, contact Karlene Grabner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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