The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity promotes the redefinition of hegemonic masculinity through our Masculinities 101 workshop, our MASCULINITIES 101 Facebook Group, 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 (November 2019)
Friday, November 1st, 12 - 1:30 pm
KU Memorial Union, International Room
Monday, November 4th, 6 - 8 pm
KU Memorial Union, Divine Nine Room
Tuesday, November 5th, 12 - 3 pm
The Emily Taylor Center
Burge Union, Suite 1040
Wednesday, November 6th, 7 - 9:30 pm
KU Memorial Union, The Jay
Monday, November 11th, 7 - 8:30 pm
KU Memorial Union, The Parlors
Tuesday, November 12th, 6 - 9 pm
The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
KU Memorial Union, Room 400
Wednesday, November 13th, 7 - 9:30 pm
White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books with Dr. Mickey McCloud
KU Memorial Union, Centennial Room
Monday, November 18th, 6 - 8 pm
KU Memorial Union, Pine Room
Wednesday, November 20th, 12 - 1:30 pm
KU Memorial Union, Alderson Auditorium
Co-sponsored by SGD
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.