We can’t address sexual violence if we keep trying to promote ‘healthy masculinity’

Article here. Excerpt:

'The Well for Health Promotion has implemented a new event. The MENtality Project Lunch & Learn, the goal of which is to “help engage, educate and empower students to create an open environment to discuss healthy masculinity.”

Though The Well is adopting preemptive measures to combat the serious sexual violence issues on this campus, the intent of this event as expressed by the language used is troubling. To put it simply, there is no such thing as healthy masculinity.

The specific actions that The Well is undertaking to prevent sexual violence — targeting groups that feel that they do not have a part in the conversation about sexual violence, sparking dialogue and promoting engagement — are all steps in the right direction.

The use of the term “healthy masculinity,” however, is steeped in the very structures that have created the violence that threatens college campuses across the country.'

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'nuff said.

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