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Heart-to-heart series: What is masculinity?
February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm$20
It is 2019.
Should we continue to look at young men and boys, through a heteronormative lens? Does this solidify a binary concept: that men are emotionally repressed, testosterone-driven predators, and that women are emotionally available caregivers and often become the targets of men’s rage?
How can we include men who fall outside this narrow definition of masculinity? How can we acknowledge men as complex individualized selves capable of having a range of emotions? Just as we continue to do for women, men should not be collapsed into a rigidly stereotyped gender identity.
In today’s culture, women incorporate masculine behaviors and activities in many areas of their lives, men incorporate many feminine ones. Today’s men actually live multifaceted lives that have begun to transcend the preconceived notions of masculinity and gender that have been portrayed for us in literature, TV, and film. Gender non-binary and transgender individuals amongst us who have existed since time immemorial – how much visibility and acceptance do our communities afford them?
Is it time to look at men — and gender — through a more global and comprehensive lens?
After 5 pm – Parking available in the building garage for $7
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