Have you read The Achilles Effect? I have and I’ll say this: I’ll never look at media the same way again. I thought I was already pretty savvy to the subtle influences of media, but after reading the book, I’m even more acutely aware of the ways in which pop culture defines “male” and “female.” I’m also aware that I’m not going to change the dominant culture, at least not all by myself. So it’s up to me — and you — to counteract the messages our boys are getting from the media.
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