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Creating a Context for Healthy Masculinity

Creating a Context for Healthy Masculinity

Date and Time

Monday, November 13, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2215/2216

Description

Join us as we watch The Mask You Live In and have a converastion aftwerards on creating healthy masculinity.

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, the protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the "boy crisis" and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

Contact

Kandace Williams - willkand@gvsu.edu

Center for Women and Gender Equity

Kirkhof 1201

616-331-2748

 

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