Recently, there’s been an explosion of writing regarding the benefits of ‘healthy masculinity’ – better health, improved relationships and greater life satisfaction. But it hasn’t hit the mainstream or had deep cultural impact – yet.
Despite a generation of men wanting to live more flexible, fuller lives, our social attitudes, workplaces and public policy still largely reflect men in outdated modes: the male breadwinner, the stoic man, the footy fan, the tough man.
In honour of International Men’s Day 2020, join us for an exploration of masculinity – from the source of traditional norms and expectations, to encouraging new initiatives in schools, companies and communities that are helping to shift the narrative and redefine what it means to be a man.
Thursday 19 Nov 2020 12:00-1:00pm AEST (9:00-10:00am AWST)
12:05pm – Welcome and Opening Remarks
12:10pm – Keynote Address – The source and limitations of traditional masculinity by David Leser, author of Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing
12:25pm – Panel Discussion
12:45pm – Q&A
12:55pm – Closing Remarks
The benefits of a more expansive model of masculinity – a lifecycle perspective:
Fostering healthy masculinity in boys – Tom Harkin, founder of Tomorrow Man
The evolving nature of fatherhood – Rob Sturrock, author of Man Raises Boy
Challenging the traditional ‘male breadwinner’ paradigm and what companies are doing to support modern day dads – Paul Collings, consultant at Inclusivity Quotient.