TEDxMarinSalon: Why Do Boys and Men Behave the Way They Do?
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New research covering a span of 11 years in 63 developed countries suggests there is in fact a global Boy Crisis
The rate of mass shootings has tripled since 2011.
We blame guns, violence in the media, violence in video games, and poor family values. Each is a plausible player.
But our daughters live in the same homes, with the same access to the same guns, video games, and media, and are raised with the same family values. Our daughters are not killing. Our sons are.
2017 and the #metoo movement marked a cultural shift in the mass outing of long-tolerated sexual harassment, largely perpetrated by men. In seeking its origins, we wonder – what went wrong between the genders? How can we better nurture the emotional well-being of young men?
Although men as a group have far more power in our society, most individual boys and men do not feel powerful, and that discrepancy has implications for how they view themselves and engage with others.
We are taking a deeper dive into our next generation of boys. We will discuss why they are falling behind (compared to girls) in social development, math and science, why they are far more prone to violence, bad behavior and suicide and most importantly what we might all do about it.
John Gray, Ph.D. – Author of more than 20 bestsellers, most famous for his book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Warren Farrell, Ph.D. – Co-Author The Boy Crisis
Ashanti Branch – Educator, Executive Director of the Ever Forward Club and featured in the documentary The Masks We Live In
Moderated by Barbara Nemko, Ph.D. – Napa County Superintendent of Schools
20 Olive Ave., Dominican University Of California, San Rafael, CA 94901