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Rewriting Masculinity: Larrikins, Power and Accountability – Webinar

October 22, 2021 at 3:35 PM

From the NZFVC 

DATE 

Wednesday 27 October 2021. 

TIME 

8:30-9:30pm, NZDT (6:30-7:30pm, AEDT). 

LOCATION 

Online (Australia based). 

ORGANISED BY 

The Wheeler Centre in partnership with Our Watch. 

COST 

$0-A$20 

What kind of stories do we tell about men? Is there enough space within these stories to simultaneously hold men accountable, and encourage them to grow? 

Research shows that societal pressure on men to conform to rigid ideals of masculinity (dominance, control, risk-taking, hypersexuality, heterosexuality, stoicism and aggression) is prevalent and dangerous, not just to men themselves, but to the other men, non-binary people and women around them. 

The stories told in Australian media can either perpetuate these stereotypes, or challenge them. But for the challenge to be meaningful, those leading the conversation must unpack gender inequality, male power and privilege, while also addressing other systems of oppression, including racism, homophobia and classism. 

Hear from Lech Blaine, author of the Quarterly Essay " Top Blokes: The Larrikin Myth, Class and Power"; Tarang Chawla, advocate and founder of Not One More Niki and Shaun Braybrook, general manager of Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place. With host Sarah McCook, they’ll explore the challenges and opportunities of redefining the masculine experience. Can the work of rewriting masculinity actually prevent men’s violence against women? And how can Australian media give greater representation to diverse and positive forms of masculinity, while also holding men accountable? 

Our Watch’s Cameron McDonald will write a report on the outcomes of the discussion, to be published on the Wheeler Centre website following the event. 

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