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  • Publishers turn backs on 'macho' heroes for new generation of male role models (Trunc)

    04/21/2018 8:59:03 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018 | BRIDIE PEARSON-JONES
    Publishers are moving away from 'macho' heroes in non-fiction books for boys and moving towards an 'alternative type of hero' who to those who 'checks their privilege'. It comes following impressive sales of books that empower young women, such as Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls which has sold more than a million copies worldwide. The publishers aim to move away from the 'stereotypical idea of masculinity' and action-men style heroes such as Prince Charming and will instead focus on stories of real-life heroes such as Usain Bolt and James Harrison, a blood donor"
  • Academic Search for Male Role Models

    12/14/2017 7:25:28 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 40 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 14, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academics look for male role models, you never know what they’re going to find. "For one thing, there is not much substantive evidence that male role models are decisive in healthy boys’ development," Michael Kimmel writes in the December 15, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. "They might be nice to have, but the male role model--the elementary-school teacher, the father, the stern but supportive coach--by himself, as a single variable, doesn’t really have much of an independent effect on a boys development." "And that's why single moms, lesbian moms, female teachers, and female coaches can provide...