Tag Archives: Stereotypes

Be a Man – three little words that hurt

Be a Man – three little words but oh so powerful – in a bad, bad way. For years boys have been told to “Be a man” which really means don’t like pink, don’t like flowers, don’t give hugs, don’t … 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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Let boys see that girls have ideas too

I know … I know …  this blog is about raising boys, but how do you talk about one without looking at the other?  I don’t think you can, and even though we are focusing on boys, there are inevitably times … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day

Some of you may wonder at launching a blog about boys on IWD, but the two of us involved are feminists and want to declare that right from the start. The way I see it, the way we as a society raise our boys has … Continue reading

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