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The Most Damaging Words You Can Tell Your Son (Video)

What happens when you’re constantly told “stop crying,” “be a man,” or “man up”? Watch how certain words and expectations around masculinity are damaging young boys. We hope everyone who has a son watches this video, and we look forward to seeing more of, “The Mask You Live In.” Kudos to Miss Representation.

Caution: This video contains some language that might not be suitable for young viewers.


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5:43AM PDT on May 19, 2014

I never told either one of my step-sons any of these. If they wanted to cry or get mad, I let them get it out of their system!

2:50AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

Very sad, ty for sharing

5:38PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

Thank you.

5:35PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

Thank you.

4:05PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

Thanks for sharing

5:50AM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

It's very sad this is the truth.. It certainly messes with our reality..

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