Brett Kavanaugh accused; Bill Cosby sentenced: Raising boys amid #MeToo

Brett Kavanaugh accused; Bill Cosby sentenced: Raising boys amid #MeToo

Bill Cosby, Brett Kavanaugh and Harvey Weinstein. With prominent men being convicted of and accused of sexual assault and harassment in the news, parents are wondering how to raise boys in the #MeToo era. (Photo: Collage of Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Bill Cosby began a three-to-10-year prison sentence for his 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing multiple allegations of assault and harassment. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of a sexual assault while in high school, is scheduled to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.

That’s just this week.

From a mom: Talk to teens about sex. And consent. And even pleasure. It’s the only way to protect them

The past year has seen the rise of the #MeToo movement and the downfall of prominent men including Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Roy Moore. Additional social media-based campaigns have gained steam in the past few weeks, including #WhyIDidntReport and #BelieveSurvivors and underscore the issues of entitlement, respect, consent and power. They are complicated and hard for most adults to understand. 

#MeToo: First-hand accounts from 8 Hollywood professionals hoping for change

Now parents are asking, how can we raise boys in the #MeToo era?

Jennifer Fink, a mom of four boys, ages 12 to 20, and founder of buildingboys.net, said it’s a question that comes up a lot lately.

“We want to get this right,” she said. “We don’t want our kids to be the next Bill Cosby or whoever comes out next. At the same time, some of this is a process, and kids are learning and growing.”

Social norms say boys need to be tough and that they don’t need to emotional support. Biologically, that’s the opposite of the truth, said Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology at Notre Dame.

The structure of boys’ brains means they “need more nurturing than girls … more hugging and affection,” she said. “And because they develop more…

Article source


Top ten list of stuff to buy for militant Feminists and Social Justice Warriors!

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Social Justice Warrior Distressed Activism T-Shirt
  • If you always stand up for what you believe in, let the world know you're a social justice warrior that fights for what's right and isn't afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Fit: Slim (consider ordering a larger size for a looser fit)
  • Proudly announce your status as a social justice warrior by wearing this tee to political rallies, political marches, activist events, bars, parties, barbecues, school, community...
Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
Social Justice Warrior Shield Distressed T Shirt
  • Great gift for protestors and activists. Wear on voting day, to a political protest, or your next rally. Let's make change.
  • Social Justice Warrior, SJW shirt, Resist, anti-trump, democrat, republican, register to vote, human rights, inequality t-shirt.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
The New Church Ladies: The Extremely Uptight World of "Social Justice"
  • Jim Goad
  • Obnoxious Books
  • Edition no. 1 (02/13/2017)
Bestseller No. 6Bestseller No. 6Bestseller No. 6
Social Justice Warrior T-Shirt || Pro Social Justice
  • Are you a proud social justice warrior? Let everyone you pass know that you're not ashamed to stand for social justice.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Bestseller No. 7Bestseller No. 7Bestseller No. 7
Bestseller No. 8Bestseller No. 8Bestseller No. 8
LookHUMAN Social Justice Warlock White/Black Medium Mens/Unisex Baseball Tee
  • Our unisex baseball tee features 3/4 length sleeves and is made from a lightweight blend of 52% cotton and 48% polyester. Printed in the USA.
  • ATTENTION: All LookHuman products are original designs, created by humans on our design team. Sellers with similar designs at lower prices are not affiliated with LookHuman, nor...
  • For amazing products and great customer service, please make sure you choose "LookHuman" as the seller. Our items are printed in the USA.
Bestseller No. 9Bestseller No. 9Bestseller No. 9
Anti SJW Field Manual: A Guide for Navigating the Rabbit Hole of Progressive Logic and Fighting Back against the PsyOps of the Left
  • Zeno Goldblum
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Edition no. Preliminary Edition (09/08/2018)
Bestseller No. 10Bestseller No. 10Bestseller No. 10
Pepe's SJW Adult Coloring Book
  • K Schroeder
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Paperback: 78 pages

Last update on 2019-04-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Close Menu