“Be a man”. “Man up”. “Grow a pair”. Young men are constantly reminded that there is a definition of “manliness” they are expected to live up to and grow into. This year, We Can! wants to talk about that.
[Dominant masculinity] was my classmates uttering homophobic remarks, being told to to “man up” and “suck it up”, my CCA seniors believing that physical punishment was the best way to fix problematic behaviours, my peers policing and taunting other students for feminine gestures and behaviours…
Momma told me a girl’s virginity is like a flower
A precious possession worth more than any fame and power
Change Maker Workshop: 20 JuneLee Kong Chian School of Business (Singapore Management University), 50 Stamford Road, Seminar Room 2-310:30 AM