New Release: Guyland

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Guyland: Where Boys Become Men

Michael Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. He is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Kimmel’s best-selling book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Meninvestigates young people’s lives today, based on interviews with more than 400 young men, ages 16-26.

Guyland is MEF’s powerful new film based on Dr. Kimmel’s bestselling book. In the film, Kimmel provides an astonishing glimpse into a world where young men are trying desperately to prove their masculinity to other young men — often with disastrous consequences for the young women and men around them. Guyland offers a way for all of us — parents, young men and women, community members, and professors and administrators — to envision new ways to support young men as they navigate this often perilous world.

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What people are saying:

Reveals the pressures on young men to prove themselves

Gloria Steinem

Probes the complex issues facing young men today and helps us to understand why and how things have changed.

Pedro Noguera | Professor of Education at NYU

A powerful explanation of what it means to be a young man today.

Michael Kaufman | Co-Founder of the White Ribbon Campaign | Co-Author of "The Guy's Guide to Feminism"

Captivating and informative, this is a video that all my college students need to see.

Dana Berkowitz | Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University