105: Masculinity in the Age of #MeToo



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What is masculinity?

It’s a question that’s not easy to answer. But it’s an important one for parents and educators of boys to tackle because the primary question for all boys, is “What is it to be a man?”

In this episode, Jen & Janet discuss:

  • So-called “toxic masculinity” & the idea that boys are “broken”
  • Healthy masculinity
  • Changing expectations of boys and men
  • How to help boys wrestle with dueling definitions of masculinity

Links we mentioned (and more!) in Episode 105

Teenage Brothers on Sex, Social Media, and What Their Parents Don’t Understand, part of The Cut’s series, How to Raise a Boy

Michael Kimmel and Lisa Wade Discuss Toxic Masculinity

The Boys Are Not All Right, by Michael Ian Black

#DownWithManUp & #YesAll, by Jennifer L.W. Fink

Joe Ehrmann on “Be a Man” (TEDx talk)

The Art of Manliness (podcast)

What does masculinity mean to you? How do you help boys wrestle with the concept of masculinity? Leave a comment below.


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