Measure of a Man

Measure of a Man, Room: Oklahoma CD

Wednesday - September 12, 2018: 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

“Measure of a Man” is essentially a dissection of masculinity and how our society’s desire to live up to and regulate it both harms and benefits us, especially in the context of sexual harassment and assault. The thesis is that masculinity is less anatomical, and more a performance of certain traits or behaviors. This performance is very real as demonstrated in anecdotal evidence, as well as media and research. These stereotypes can both benefit and harm us as individuals and as a society. However, in order to harness the good and mitigate the bad, we have to find a way to separate them. This separation must take place in formal trainings, cognitive functioning, and our more casual and social behavior.


Discussion

Presenters

Ben Murrie

Director of Contracts and Client Relations - Catharsis Productions