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The Harmfulness of Masculinity

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Gabrielle Mountain

on 29 March 2016

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Transcript of The Harmfulness of Masculinity

https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostWomen/videos/962497870484933/
Toxic Masculinity:
The harmfulness of masculine stereotypes

Gender
Stereotypes

Gender stereotypes are generalizations about the roles of each gender
Some Masculine Stereotypes Include:
All men enjoy working on cars
Men are not nurses, they are doctors
Men do "dirty jobs" such as construction and mechanics; they are not secretaries, teachers, or cosmetologists
Men do not do housework and they are not responsible for taking care of children
Men play video games
Men play sports
Men enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hiking
Men are in charge; they are always at the top
As husbands, men tell their wives what to do
Men are lazy and/or messy
Men are good at math
It is always men who work in science, engineering, and other technical fields
Men do not cook, sew, or do crafts
Write down the first thing you think of when you hear the word "Man"

Discussion 1
References
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/GenderStereotyping.aspx
http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/15910/1/List-of-Gender-Stereotypes.html
https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostWomen/videos/962497870484933/
http://www.medicaldaily.com/what-it-means-be-man-how-male-gender-stereotypes-try-fit-growing-boys-mold-and-fail-326450
Discussion 2
What are your thoughts on the video?
How you seen/experienced masculine stereotypes?
How do they impact your community as an RA or student?
What can we do as RA's to counter these stereotypes?
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