Category Archives: Aggression

The Mask You Live In – shown in Vancouver last Friday night

It was gratifying to be part of an audience of more than a hundred committed and concerned people who showed up for last Friday’s screening of The Mask You Live In, a film about the stereotypes of masculinity in our … Continue reading

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What are boys learning from the Superbowl?

As the hype builds up for Sunday’s American Football League Super Bowl game,  American writer, director, and producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom calls time-out to take a look at the destructive role models for boys and sexist attitudes toward women that abound … Continue reading

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Ten most violent video games (plus alternatives) An American organization, Common Sense Media has compiled a list of what they consider the 10 most violent  video games currently being played. Common Sense Media states that it is dedicated to improving the … Continue reading

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Guatemalan adventures – or how come we’ve been talking so much about Star Wars these days :(

Yes – you read that right. Here we are in one of the planet’s most spiritually powerful locations in Guatemala and we’ve been talking more about Star Wars on this trip than we have for years. The reason? A couple … Continue reading

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Guns revisited

In light of last month’s shooting tragedy in Conneticut, I was asked about guns, their availability and appeal, and gun control. I don’t make any claims to be an expert in analyzing such a thing but I do have a … Continue reading

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The Broken American Male : and how to fix him

Pretty ambitious title huh?? I can’t claim credit for it. It’s the title of a book by an American Rabbi named Shmuel Boteach whose television series “Shalom at Home” prompted him to write it.  After several months of shooting the … Continue reading

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Transformer marathon

When my son discovered Transformer episodes on youtube one Friday night a couple of years ago I inwardly groaned, knowing this meant I would have to think about a way to manage them. Really I would have been happy if … Continue reading

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