Heroes of the Blue Sky Rebellion ages 13 to 23
“Freedom from.” The Blue Sky Rebellion can help you win freedom from the outmoded rules and mind games that people use to control you because you’re male. Most of those mind games are based on making you feel insecure about yourself. And most of the rules are based on sexist biases, prejudices and stereotypes about boys and young men. Second: “Freedom to.” The Blue Sky Rebellion can help you have the freedom to do what you want to do, feel what you really feel, be who you really are, and act as you think best for you and your life. It PREFACE: IS THIS BOOK FOR YOU? xvi can bolster your Confidence, Pride, Integrity and Optimism about yourself as a male. In short, this book can help you stay true to yourself, help you make your world a friendlier place and help you prepare fo
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The Blue Sky Rebellion right now is what the modern Women’s Movement was in 1840. The Blue Sky Rebellion right now is what the Civil Rights Movement was in 1947. The Blue Sky Rebellion right now is what the Gay Liberation Movement was in 1968. The Blue Sky Rebellion right now is not much. It is only an idea. What the Blue Sky Rebellion becomes depends on what you and your young male friends make of it.
This is the idea: You and other young men are in some ways severely restricted in who and how you can be. Those restrictions are based on old and unnecessary stereotypes very much like the ones that operated against the freedom and happiness of women, African-Americans and gays. (Have you ever wanted or needed to say or do something, but you couldn’t because it would have been considered “weak” or “punk”?) You and your male peers are often victims of discrimination motivated and rationalized by biases and double standards, much like the bigoted ideas that allowed women, African-Americans and gays to be mistreated. (Have you ever seen a boy and a girl do something “bad” together, while it is the boy who is more severely blamed and punished?) Adult men, for reasons we will talk about later, have not launched a meaningful movement to help you. So it is up to you and your friends to talk candidly about the problems in your life that require change. It is up to you to make sure those changes happen. The Blue Sky Rebellion is only an idea. But it might also be one of the most powerful forces on earth — an idea whose time has come: a social movement of boys and young men, along with Allies you will find and cultivate, to identify and address the ways sexism operates against you. The name of the Blue Sky Rebellion comes from the following fable. 3 A Tale of One Island How the Blue Sky Rebellion Began Once, in the middle of the ocean, there was an island wi
Principles of The Blue Sky Rebellion 1. The Blue Sky Rebellion will make the world better for everyone. 2. The Blue Sky Rebellion aims to make sure that you and your young male friends feel happy, healthy, fairly treated and appreciated now and for the rest of your lives. 3. While traditional sex roles and gender expectations impose disadvantages on girls and young women, they also provide advantages. 4. While traditional sex roles and gender expectations provide advantages to you and your young male friends, they also impose disadvantages. 5. There are many negative stereotypes and biases about girls and young women. Girls and young women have benefited greatly from overcoming those ideas and the policies they generated. 6. There are many negative stereotypes and biases about you and your young male friends. You will benefit greatly from overcoming those ideas and the policies they generate. 7. You and your young male friends deserve the right to choose how you want to live your lives, with as many options for fulfillment and happiness as girls and young women enjoy. 8. You and your young male friends deserve as much love, affection, compassion and respect as girls and young women receive. 9. Change is difficult — especially for people who feel powerful with the world as it is — and nobody gives up power willingly… unless they get something better in return. It is therefore up to you to demonstrate the truth of Principle Number One. Heroes of the Blue Sky Rebellion for Boys and Young Men 13 to 23 by Jack Kammer How You and Other Young Men Can Claim All the Happiness in the World Heroes of the Blue Sky Rebel