Should colleges teach men how to be men?

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Today, women are more likely to go to college than men. And they perform better academically once they get there.

This has some experts wondering why – and what policymakers can do about it.

Andrew Reiner wrote about this in a recent New York Times op-ed “Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest.” He cites research that argues: “boys’ underperformance in school has more to do with society’s norms about masculinity than with anatomy, hormones or brain structure.”

Reiner is a professor at Towson University in Baltimore. He joins host Stephen Smith on the podcast to chat about it.