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Amitabha

I don't understand why some people are calling this anti-male...

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Chasity

Wonderful documentary with plenty of truth to it. All of my life, and with a variety of ethnicities, I have witnessed fathers and others telling young boys to not cross your leg when you sit down because that is girly and don't pick up your child who is a boy if he is crying, etc. Sad ...Read more

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jason

I am not prejudiced against LGBT.

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Karla

I viewed this with my 14YO daughter as part of a homeschool unit on gender (accompanied by Still Killing Us Softly and Killing Us Softly 4). Whether alone or in concert with other materials, this is an outstanding documentary. Importantly, it raises the issue of contempt for women and ...Read more

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Ana

Thank you so much for such a thoughtful comment! I will certainly be watching with my 16 year old boy and also looking into killing us softly!

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Andrew

Let's make one thing clear: There's being a man, and then there's being an asshole and a psycho. Besides, we can all agree that wrong ideas of masculinity is bad for a guy. But if it's as much of a problem as the documentary paints it to be, where are the men's help centers? Where are the ...Read more

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Jamie

Agree that this should been shown at middle school and up and have students write essays on it to reflect deeply on this topic.

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Annessa

Thank you for making this film. This needs to be played as a prerequisite for coaching, teaching and to parents... this should be something shown in homes as well as outside the home. Removing the "stigma" and the labels for what being male is.. will ripple eternally into the advancement of ...Read more

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Jilong

This is really impressive and sincere. I saw myself and other people in my life.

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Joseph

It's a bit cluttered and messy of a doc, in terms of presentation and pacing, but it is nonetheless worth a watch.

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Tim

This documentary underscores the damage we do to young male human beings without realizing the cost it exacts in their lives and ultimately in society.This is an insightful and important film and should be shown middle school on up.

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Jennifer

I want to express my most sincere and deepest gratitude for this beautiful film! Thank You Jennifer Siebel Newsom!!

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E

It's so nice to see men stepping up to be role models for others in their community as well.

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ken

this vid gets thoroughly rebutted> http://time.com/2974/masculinity-is-more-than-a-mask/

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Leon

Wow. Thanks for the link, as it reveals what a low level Time magazine has dropped to. Their review is written based on the trailer; the reviewer admits to not having watched the documentary. This is truly a case of judging a book by its cover. Feel free to read this half-baked review, but ...Read more

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Chelsea

What a fantastic and eye-opening doc. This has been on my list for some time, and I wasn't disappointed.

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william

As a child therapist I recommend this documentary to all parents to watch with their sons and daughters. So many of the kids I counsel are forced to wear this mask or be shamed and denegrated. Kids’ vulnerability needs to be expressed safely in order to be emotionally whole. Our families can ...Read more

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Milo

Another piece of modern leftist propaganda . It's sad that this is the material being shown and "taught" in colleges across the country. This documentary does not accomplish anything except showcasing and exploiting peoples personal problems in the name of social justice. It is not solving ...Read more

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Richard

Hey Milo...Jordan P is calling you...he wants his bigotry back !!!

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Harrison

Good luck in the field of psychology my friend.

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Gerii

I'm so sorry, it's too late to save you.

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Sierra

You cannot deny that masculinity is not a social construct. Read some Michael Kimmel and get back to me.

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Brittany

So insightful. I have never met my father so in many ways I understand where the guys are coming from. Since I'm a female and it's socially acceptable for me to show my emotions, I'm guessing that's why I did not act out as much because it was okay for me to talk about. Not having someone to ...Read more

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Hannah

This documentary was truly insightful in understanding all aspects of the spectrum. By not attempting to point fingers towards who is to blame for many of the societal issues we face today, the film first focuses on the negative mental health consequences of boys being taught to repress their ...Read more

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Anonymous

I don't like how this film tried to spew the bullshit propaganda of "video games turn people into mass-murders" and I was so pissed when that one so-called "expert" totally dismissed mental illness as a reason why mass shootings happen when that is in fact one of the main causes(the 1984 mass ...Read more

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Eric

Coming from a couple years in the future, I can say that there have been more mass shootings since your post (including Parkland High School and Las Vegas). It almost goes without saying, but as far as I am aware, all of them have been perpetrated by men/boys, and mental/psychological illness ...Read more

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Leon

I don't disagree with your concern for the lack of funding for mental health in the USA. However, mental health is raised as a problem in the documentary. It goes on to state that less than 50% of men with mental health issues seek help.

What do you think about the comment that visual ...Read more

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Anonymous

Very emotional because I relate even though I am female

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Anonymous

My favorite video! I watched this twice for different classes and loved it

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Anonymous

I'm a girl, and this video almost brought me to tears at least three times because it felt like I could feel what these boys feel. It really shows our counterpart's perspective. Just wow.

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Anonymous

This was a good video that helps put these issues into a perspective that is easily understood.

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Toni

This is a documentation that the DOE should mandate students to watch. The social construction, notions, and stories that were introduced in this video were compelling and arousing in a numerous amounts of ways. If we encourage more students to watch this, I'm sure that we can change a ...Read more

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daniel

I agree, yet, wouldn't that be utopian ? would't that be too good to be true?

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Anonymous

I hope that more people watch this and think about why they do the things they do and break out of these stereotypes.

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Anonymous

We hear the voices of a wide variety of boys and men struggling to find wholeness.

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Anonymous

The male side of the film Miss Representation. This is a kind of film all people should watch in order to expand our understanding of one another

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Donna

I thought it was a brilliant piece of work. It provoked my thoughts and will keep me thinking on this in the future.

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Donna

Absolutely brilliant piece of documentary. Has really made me think and makes a hell of a lot of sense. Gives me a greater understanding of why the males in my own life behave in the way they do. think I will show them this film. Thanks

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Anonymous

I could feel and see the problems, the struggles, the doing the best you can with what you have to work with and best of all I could see and feel potential solutions, ways to help, how I and those around me could make a difference. We can work together to make this a better world, a more ...Read more

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Anonymous

It was the truth spoken, and revealed the pain that a good portion of men feel, but can rarely express.

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Anonymous

More anti-male leftwing drivel.

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amie

Gives an important insight into the construction of masculinity, with reference to everyday men as well as experts. Not completely based on psychological testing, but provides examples that a wide variety of men can relate to and women can understand. Very accessible!