H60 Patriarchies of the Past: Masculinities for the Future

iconWe hear a lot about how women and girls have been socialized to think and to act in ways that put them at a disadvantage within their own cultures—but what about men and boys? What kinds of social conventions do males learn? Which ones are harmful, and what positive alternatives are available? We will explore a dozen case studies in order to understand how men have been damaged by the ideal of manhood into which they been socialized. Historical, sociological, psychological, biological, and anthropological perspectives will be examined and alternative visions in which new andmore discerning versions of masculinity will be envisioned.