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When A Confused Dad Gets Tired Of The Stories Hollywood Feeds Our Sons, He Speaks Out

As a woman, I'm keenly aware of how female characters get shunted to the same kinds of roles in the same kinds of movie plots. It makes it so hard to imagine yourself as anything other than the archetypes sprayed across the silver screen. I had no idea it was the same for men. I'm really into how Colin Stokes explains it.If you're impatient, you can skip to 5:20. But give it a shot — the setup makes the payoff so much better.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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