'Battleground: Masculinity' - The Importance of Highlighting Men's Contestations of Manliness

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We propose that considerable value in the effort for gender equality lies in highlighting the ways that masculinity is actually a highly contested arena. The ‘fight’ for masculinity is a hotly contested terrain, as per our own research into a wider variety of ‘masculine spaces’ and behaviours. By exposing these kinds of contestations, we argue, we stand a better chance of convincing men to reject negative, harmful and damaging positions.

Period1 Aug 2018

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  • Title'Battleground: Masculinity' - The Importance of Highlighting Men's Contestations of Manliness
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDiscover Society
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/08/18
    DescriptionWe propose that considerable value in the effort for gender equality lies in highlighting the ways that masculinity is actually a highly contested arena. The ‘fight’ for masculinity is a hotly contested terrain, as per our own research into a wider variety of ‘masculine spaces’ and behaviours. By exposing these kinds of contestations, we argue, we stand a better chance of convincing men to reject negative, harmful and damaging positions.
    URLhttps://discoversociety.org/2018/08/01/battleground-masculinity-the-importance-of-highlighting-mens-contestations-of-manliness/
    PersonsSteven Roberts, Karla Elliot, Marcus Maloney