Man Up

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January 08, 2017

Be strong, be tough, don’t cry – boys are bombarded with messages about being a man and the “male code” beginning around five or six years old. By high school, it’s second nature. But it can also be toxic. Because boys in America today aren’t doing so well. Compared to girls, they’re more likely to get diagnosed with a behavior disorder, dropout of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, even kill themselves.  So is that what it means to “man up”?

Boys at school
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When Ashanti Branch first started teaching, he noticed that a lot of boys at his school were kind of checked out, absent and not on track to graduate. He decided to push them to take off the "male mask."

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12:30
Screen shot from the "American Male": http://michaelrohrbaugh.com/portfolio/main/american-male-2/
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Michael Rohrbaugh's short film “American Male” portrays the pitfalls of hyper-masculinity with a punch.

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10:21
Spoken word with Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre
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Hip hop artist and poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre has his own set of responses to being told to man up. Ten to be exact.   

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03:30
A boy in crisis.
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The father of the men’s rights movement is Warren Farrell, author of the core text of the movement, “The Myth of Male Power.” Steve Paulson sat down with Farrell for a candid talk about men’s rights and masculinity in America.

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15:23
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January 08, 2017
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Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Warren Farrell

Author and Men's Rights Advocate...

Michael Rohrbaugh

Ashanti Branch

Educator and Community Leader
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January 29, 2018