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S3E5 / Gun Violence in America / "Boys will be boys." IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH with Dr. Celine Gounder

    • Science & Medicine

Why are guns a symbol, for many, of masculinity? Are boys and men more violent? Or do they turn to violence and guns as tools in the absence of other alternatives to dealing with their problems? Guests: Niobe Way, Professor of Developmental Psychology at New York University, author of Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and The Crisis of Connection, and TEDMED 2018 speaker; Benjamin Sledge, former Army Special Operations Command and recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and two Army Commendation medals; and Jim Taylor, Professor of Sociology at Ohio University and an expert on gun subcultures and masculinity in America.

Why are guns a symbol, for many, of masculinity? Are boys and men more violent? Or do they turn to violence and guns as tools in the absence of other alternatives to dealing with their problems? Guests: Niobe Way, Professor of Developmental Psychology at New York University, author of Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and The Crisis of Connection, and TEDMED 2018 speaker; Benjamin Sledge, former Army Special Operations Command and recipient of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and two Army Commendation medals; and Jim Taylor, Professor of Sociology at Ohio University and an expert on gun subcultures and masculinity in America.

19 min

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