It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Schools offer ‘safe spaces’ to combat ‘toxic masculinity'--“Unlearning Toxic Masculinity”

page: 1
18
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join
share:
+2 more 
posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:41 AM
link   
Just trying to help theses un-affordable colleges have plenty of great ideas on how to make a certain segment of young men even more useless. And make young women even more confused of what men "should" be.

Toxic masculinity.
Duke university is hosting a 9 week "discussion" on how masculinity exists on campus.
Oregon state is hosting a "healthy masculinity conference". Oh they will engage in collective imagining to construct new futures for masculinity.


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.”
www.campusreform.org...

U of Massachusetts, Amherst and Brown have long established centers for men to confront masculinity-the schools host a masculinity 101 work shop for students who identify as men.
Men often resort to violence to resolve anger because that is the only emotion "they" have been socialized to use.


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.”


edit on 17-1-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)



+25 more 
posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:45 AM
link   
Puts new meaning to the Beta in college fraternities doesn't it.


I'll continue to be a man, thanks.


+2 more 
posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:48 AM
link   
a reply to: seasonal

Have you ever been to College?

I have. Its a high pressure environment. You are under constant pressure to complete degree required courses with the best possible grade and........because of costs, you are under pressure to complete as many courses in the shortest possible time..........so you carry as heavy a course load as you can, and if possible you go to summer courses to get a. of the time line. I graduated Magna cum Laud with a double major in 3 years.

No one with a brain is going to waste precious course hours on crap like this. Its entirely unrealistic.


+7 more 
posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:49 AM
link   
Stuff like this almost, almost, makes me ashamed to be a male, and white. Everything is geared towards man bashing it seems now.


+18 more 
posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:49 AM
link   
a reply to: seasonal

This is really confusing.
Why do so many lesbians dress masculine? Ya know if it's so offensive.
And why are they admitting women are to weak to deal with masculinity?


+21 more 
posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:50 AM
link   


Schools offer ‘safe spaces’ to combat ‘toxic masculinity'--“Unlearning Toxic Masculinity” page: 1


In my day we called it the women's bathroom.

-Chris



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:51 AM
link   
a reply to: Hazardous1408

This brings me to field dressing a deer, changing out a toilet or dealing with other icky stuff.

There is a feeling I get that society is drifting more and more to the that's icky and I "can't" do it.

I just do the thing. I, be it wrong or right, think that there should be a willingness to take these little messes in life and do them. These classes are attempting to feminine men, and I don't like it.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:52 AM
link   
a reply to: seasonal


Oh they will engage in collective imagining to construct new futures for masculinity.


Now there is something to aspire to.


I bet hetero chicks dig it too.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:52 AM
link   
There is nothing like a good old fight to get the blood pumping and make you feel alive.

It's not just men that will tell you that either.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:52 AM
link   
a reply to: seasonal

And people wonder why we have the MGTOW movement.

And if they want to look for real toxic masculinity look no further on Saudi Arabia and ISIS territories.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:54 AM
link   
a reply to: TonyS

Yes I did college for HVAC. Everyone is different, I found it like alot of things in life, fall into a routine and keep your . down and do the work.

You must have had a different experience.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:55 AM
link   
a reply to: starwarsisreal

MGTOW are sad people.

There is a major difference between Patriarchy and masculinity.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:55 AM
link   
a reply to: seasonal

If these sorts of programs can get through to a few of the many meat.ed #sacks running around out there, I'd support it.

There are too many young men out there that are chest-thumping idiots that think they can solve their problems with a fist fight and can be extremely aggressive with women, because they think of themselves as being an alpha male.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:57 AM
link   

originally posted by: TonyS

No one with a brain is going to waste precious course hours on crap like this. Its entirely unrealistic.


And that's why all these major colleges are offering it?



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:57 AM
link   
a reply to: seasonal

It appears they are focusing on teaching how to control one's anger, and, to me, education in this area is a good thing. Why they are singling out men that identify as masculine (whatever that means) could only be answered by the people who deemed the program/conference necessary.


Why are some aspects of masculinity toxic?

www.brown.edu... evention
edit on 17-1-2017 by InTheLight because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:59 AM
link   
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.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 11:02 AM
link   

originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Puts new meaning to the Beta in college fraternities doesn't it.


I'll continue to be a man, thanks.


I think you meant to say that you will continue to "identify as a man"...don't you realize that there are now 63 Genders to choose from?


I do so long for the good old days, when real men were masculine and real women were feminine. I am a firm believer in equality - and of course am a firm opponent of violence against women - but whatever happened to "viva la difference"?



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 11:02 AM
link   

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.


Having young men recognize potential problem areas and teaching them simple things like conflict resolution does not "take the man" out of them. It makes them better members of society.
edit on 17-1-2017 by introvert because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 11:03 AM
link   
Right.

Must keep the Neanderthal mentality in tact.


+5 more 
posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 11:04 AM
link   
a reply to: introvert

On the same topic I have seen a lot of violent women over the years.



new topics

top topics



 
18
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join