Posts Tagged ‘boys’

Boys will be human: undefining masculinity

Thursday, November 17th, 2022
Boys will be human

Religion News Service spoke to filmmaker and actor Justin Baldoni about masculinity and his faith, childhood and experience on “Jane the Virgin.” This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Your book is about undefining masculinity, not redefining it. What’s the difference? What I learned early on was that redefining masculinity would create the Read more

The crisis of men and boys

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
men and boys

If you’ve been paying attention to the social trends, you probably have some inkling that boys and men are struggling, in the U.S. and across the globe. They are struggling in the classroom. American girls are 14 percentage points more likely to be “school ready” than boys at age 5, controlling for parental characteristics. By Read more

Small isolated fragmented communities not viable

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
suicide Image: RNZ

New Zealand could tackle its youth suicide rate by discouraging unsustainable and isolated communities, a controversial Canadian psychologist says. Dr Jordan Peterson, a clinical behavioural psychologist currently on a talking tour in New Zealand, has drawn protests over his criticism of the #MeToo movement and his huge online following of disaffected young men. “If you’re Read more

Oppressed teenage boys unlikely to show respect to others

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

I went for a run in the Domain – well a schlep, really. Yes, I know, exercise is vile but turns out to be less vile than taking antidepressants. Anyway on this particular day I found myself in the midst of hundreds of teenage boys in matching kit being made to run around, disconsolately. It Read more

Boys’ addictions — porn, video games, ritalin

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

In the UK today, a young person is more likely to have a television in their bedroom than a father in their house by the end of their childhood. And even if fathers are around, their sons don’t engage with them much: boys spend 44 hours in front of a TV, smartphone or computer screen Read more