Anxiety is the Emotion of Masculinity

Disagree? Offended? Men are facing a crisis that affects their happiness

A new documentary, The Mask You Live In, explores the systemic societal problems caused by “toxic masculinity.” Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom (of MissRepresentation) interviewed men and boys across the country and what she found was jaw-dropping. She found that although men are dying to speak, they are taught to stay silent. They spend their lives wearing a mask that they are taught to never remove.

The film series project is still looking for funding, but we think starting the conversation now is important. There is a lot (not enough) of focus on the portrayal of women and girls in the media, but there is also pressure for men and boys to act certain ways. Click here for the kickstarter project.  

Category: Psych


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