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In service to creating a feminist future, we all have a role in raising our boys. Is there a “boy crisis” in America? Is our male population suffering due to our culture’s emphasis on power, dominance, and aggression? The Mask You Live In explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.
The Mask You Live In asks: As a society, how are we failing our boys? The film looks at the sociological implications of the phrase “Be A Man” and how it plays out throughout a boy’s life.
The film examines how boys are influenced by parenting, our education system, sports culture, and mass media – especially violent video games and pornography — and how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. Of particular importance to the film is unveiling the long-term, negative impact of “American masculinity” on the mental and emotional well-being of male youth.