Hello, I'm Pip Cornall, welcome to the Male Challenge. (formerly sustainable masculinity - now operating as a health promotions charity)
The Male Challenge is a challenge to play our part and help boys grow into good men.
There is no doubt this is a worthy project because the very sustainability of the world depends on wise men with good ethics. What I mean is the old male narrative (macho) is not a good mix with modern technology and weaponry.
Women, children and mother nature - all depend on good wise men and suffer when men are not good.
We can and must help our boys and young men to grow into fantastic men - for they are our future!
HOW: One way to produce more good men is to examine the negative aspects of our gender programming (its not all bad)
I've worked with young men in a juvenile prison in Oregon and Juvenile Justice Courts in Australia.
Before they were sentenced, I saw that these men were already in prison.
THE PRISON: The mental/social prison of 'false masculinity,' (the old male narrative or 'story')sets them up as criminals followed by time in a juvenile prison.
Both prisons had walls. The first had mental, emotional & social walls - the second had physical walls made of concrete and razor wire.
As we attempt to help boys grow into good men we need to show them how to 'get out of gaol free' - how to gain their release from the prison of 'false masculinity.'
I've done it - it's possible - it's not that hard; but there is only one of me. This false masculinity is an old fashioned meme; one which is totally inappropriate for the times we live in. It is as irrational as many of the old superstitions most humans believed in like 'flat earth.'
As men, as humans, we can evolve (randomly) or we can evolve consciously. That is a choice.
There are many reasons we need to grow more good men - one reason is to change the way we treat women - the way we treat 50% of the global population - the way we treat where we all came from and were sheltered for 9 months...
Here for example are some statistics from the Gold Coast's Domestic Violence Prevention Centre
"Just under half a million Australian women reported that they had experienced physical or sexual violence or sexual assault in the past 12 months.
More than a million women had experienced physical or sexual assault by their male current or ex-partner since the age of 15 (some women may be counted twice if they experienced both physical and sexual assault)."
Consistent with my goals to promote healthier forms of masculinity I've published two new eBooks filled with videos, websites and resource packages designed for adults who want to help boys become fantastic men as well as for men and women who want to expore the social programming that boys and men are exposed to. (the good and the bad) These low cost tools can be spread virally through the internet for a massive social impact. Click here for video of the Books...
By fantastic men - I mean men who are emotionally and psychologically well-adjusted - men who promote integrity, kindness, intelligence and courage to do the 'right thing' at the 'right time, for the right reasons.'
Male Challenge (MC) now operates under the Grace Gawler Institute - a health promotion charity where I am a director. Proceeds from sales will go to the charity to build the outreach and effectiveness of MC and the other health promotion goals of the organisation.
In helping boys become emotionally competent men, this in turn reduces liklihood of health issues and illnesses men may develop. Be sure to see the men's health and prostate cancer page.
To order your eBook and support our not-for-profit health promotion charity please see below.
1. Sustainable Masculinity
A Toolkit for Men, Women and Grandparents
Helping Boys Grow into Fantastic Men
This eBook contains videos and animations and an wonderful resource catalog with web links and more videos featuring some of the world leaders in gender study and violence prevention. These videos are suitable for adults to explore as teaching tools with young males.
This great eBook can be downloaded online for only $5.00 Please spread the word. In the digital age viral promotion through your email contacts can become a force which can reduce male violence and help boys become great men - your assistance enable large scale social change
2. Kicking a Goal for Masculinity
A Toolkit for Coaches, Teachers, Mentors, Parents/Grandparents for Helping Boys who love sport Grow into Fantastic Men...
This eBook has a sporting focus and encourages sporting communities to use sport as a platform not just for winning but for teaching character qualities that help boys become the men our communities are demanding.. The book is rich with great sporting stories, videos and animations and wonderful resources featuring men who are great mentors and role models for young males
To order your eBook please click here
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Take a look at the Male Challenge animations on You tube -
Dare to Challenge Yourself and experience these benefits...