Rigid ideas of masculinity have perpetuated harm and violence against both men, women and nonbinary folks. Research has shown that men and boys who adhere to rigid ideas of masculinity are more likely to report having used violence against a partner. By engaging in conversations about healthy masculinity, we are bringing men in as a needed and active part of breaking cycles of violence as well as addressing stigma and other damaging stereotypes that prevent men from seeking help and experiencing intimate connections with others.
Masculinity is a part of everyone’s lives, not just men so we’ll reflect together on what masculinity means to us, what healthy and unhealthy masculinity looks like and how masculinity is tied to help seeking behaviors and the anti-violence movement. The workshop is open to all folks but we’ll dive into the history of masculinity in the AAPI community,
We’ll have pizza and boba so calling all UT Austin students to come and engage in the conversation!
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