Boys, Masculinity and the Media

October 19, 1999

What helps boys become real men? Children Now says if you believe the media, it's anger and violence. "Boys to Men: Media Messages About Masculinity," a 1999 report, shows that TV programs, movies, commercials, and broadcast sports jargon reinforce the idea that a life full of danger, anger, and aggression is the mark of a real man.


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