High school football players

High school football players

From the #MeToo movement bringing unprecedented attention to sexual assault to new revelations over the University of Maryland football program in the aftermath of student Jordan McNair’s death, many people are questioning the lessons boys and young men are learning about masculinity. We check in with mentors, coaches, educators and activists about how they are helping foster healthier forms of masculinity–or, in some cases, subverting the idea of masculinity all together.


  • David Miller Founder of the Dare To Be King Project
  • Jessica Raven Executive Director, Collective Action for Safe Spaces
  • Butch McAdams Retired physical education teacher and basketball coach for DC's Maret School; Host of In and Out of Sports on WOL 1450 AM and 95.9 FM

Unlearning Toxic Masculinity, Learning Consent

Unlearning Toxic Masculinity, Learning Consent - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

As the #MeToo movement moves into its second year, conversations about both healthy and toxic masculinity have become more urgent for many. Kojo spoke to three local advocates who work with youth about the messages boys and men receive about masculinity, and they had advice for parents, coaches, mentors and educators who want to raise difficult ...

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