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10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me as a Teenage Boy

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To get to the root of rape culture, and to create systemic changes to sexism and patriarchal domination, it is not sufficient to blame the media, or music, video games, or alcohol as the cause of violent behavior. Rather, we have to look at the ways entitlement and violence are socialized in boys as they grow up, both within the home and in their social circles. In order to foster emotionally well-rounded, thoughtful, and empathic men, educator and mentor, Patrick Cook-Deegan, has identified 10 things that should be communicated to boys and teens that counter traditional narratives that perpetuate and encourage violent masculinities.

– Brett Goldberg

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