Masculinities Programming

The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity promotes the redefinition of hegemonic masculinity through our Quick & Dirty: Masculinities 101 presentations; our online community MASCULINITIES 101; and our "Boys Do Cry" mini zine.

 

In February 2019, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity launched our first-ever KU Masculinities Month. To learn more about our inaugural event series, check out Alex Rothers's article for The University Daily Kansan. During this academic year (2019-2020) and in the future, we are hosting Masculinities Month in November.

 

Through the above forums, the Emily Taylor Center encourages you to learn about and question hegemonic masculinity, "the collective socialization of men," "the traditional masculine script," “the man box,” and the concept of "toxic masculinity"; consider the relationship between intersectionality and masculinities; explore the differences between patriarchy and feminism as well as between patriarchal masculinity and feminist masculinity. We also share strategies for those seeking to practice and/or nurture feminist masculinities in their everyday lives.

 

MASCULINITIES MONTH

 

Friday, November 1st, 12 - 1:30 pm

LUNCH & LEARN

Masculinities 101

KU Memorial Union, International Room

 

Monday, November 4th, 6 - 8 pm

FEMINISM + SCI FI FORUM

Black Mirror, S:4, E:1, “U.S.S. Callister”

KU Memorial Union, Divine Nine Room

 

Tuesday, November 5th, 12 - 3 pm

ZINES & ZA

The Emily Taylor Center

Burge Union, Suite 1040

 

Wednesday, November 6th, 7 - 9:30 pm

DOC & DISCUSS

Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

KU Memorial Union, The Jay

 

Monday, November 11th, 7 - 8:30 pm

MASCULINITIES MONTH 

Keynote: Luc Malik Bensimon

KU Memorial Union, The Parlors

 

Tuesday, November 12th, 6 - 9 pm

QUEER ZINE NIGHT with SGD

The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity

KU Memorial Union, Room 400

 

Wednesday, November 13th, 7 - 9:30 pm

DOC & DISCUSS

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

KU Memorial Union, Centennial Room

 

Monday, November 18th, 6 - 8 pm

FEMINISM + SCI FI FORUM

Black Mirror, S:5 E:1, “Striking Vipers”

KU Memorial Union, Pine Room

 

KU MEN OF MERIT POSTER

The KU Men of Merit Poster, which was issued from 2009 to 2017, recognized KU men ― students, staff, faculty, and alumni ― who redefine masculinity by challenging norms, taking action, and leading by example while making outstanding achievements and contributions to KU and Lawrence communities. Visit our KU Men of Merit Poster Archive.

 

KU MEN'S ACTION PROJECT

To learn more about the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center's KU Men's Action Project, which seeks to engage men and masculine folks in sexual violence prevention efforts, please click here.


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