A lot of attention is given to how we raise the next generation of girls to be strong and rise above stereotypes. So why are we still telling a generation of boys to “be a man”?

After learning that research shows boys in the US are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail at school, binge drink, commit violent crimes, and commit suicide, when compared to girls, The Representation Project made a documentary film (coming soon) called The Mask You Live In, which explores the effects of defeminized cultural expectations on young boys.

See the trailer here:

The Representation Project uses film and media to expose and challenge gender stereotypes. Through interactive campaigns, partnerships, and education initiatives, they aim to transform our culture, so all people can reach their potential. Be a part of it—take the pledge to “challenge society’s limiting representations of gender.”