Panelists will explore the double edged sword of toxicity & images/ archetypes and media’s depiction of masculinity, and how they form boy’s expectations, and reinforce negative images of men for everyone. Too often media portrays men as either abusive drunkards, sexual prowess prowlers, warriors, or passive, ineffective, and immature. Stereotyping does not serve us. How can we promote a positive view of masculinity in our speech and actions, in our rituals and daily lives? Definitions of masculinity are broadening and becoming more diverse than ever. We need to be aware of these changes, so we may choose what aspects we want to see fostered and carried forward.
Panelists: Thor Halvorsen, Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue, Dione Marshall