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Ithaca College is hosting a workshop on "masculinity and violence" as part of its MLK Day festivities, while Duke University is hosting a nine-week discussion series to explore "how masculinity exists on our campus—often in toxic ways."
Several universities are taking advantage of the new year to renew their efforts against “toxic masculinity,” with some schools hosting events that will “construct new futures for masculinities.”
At Oregon State University, for instance, students are invited to attend a “healthy masculinities conference” where they will “engage in collective imagining to construct new futures for masculinities, unrestricted by power, privilege, and oppression.”
Other schools, such as the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Brown University, have long-established centers for men to confront their masculinity, with Brown’s “B Well” center hosting weekly “Masculinity 101” workshops for “students who identify as men.”
“Men will often resort to violence to resolve conflict because anger is the only emotion that they have been socialized to express,” a description for the school’s “Unlearning Toxic Masculinity” initiatives states. “BWell is investing in creating safe spaces for men to unpack all of the things they have learned about masculinity and what it means to be a man. The goal is to help those socialized as men to unlearn some of the notions that have led to such profound harm being enacted towards others and towards themselves.”
Schools offer ‘safe spaces’ to combat ‘toxic masculinity'--“Unlearning Toxic Masculinity” page: 1
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Puts new meaning to the Beta in college fraternities doesn't it.
I'll continue to be a man, thanks.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: introvert
(hate to tell you) Fist fights do solve problems-and create them. Men are built a certain way, just as women are.
You are correct, there does need to be guardrails on young men, but trying to take the man out of men is going to eventually fail just like the Clintons did.