Growing Healthy Masculinity and Campus Conversations
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It’s all about the stories.

Men Can Stop Rape has completed a series of Healthy Masculinity Campus Conversations sponsored by the Verizon Foundation. At the final three Campus Conversations – held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Angelo State University, and the University of Arizona – storytellers kicked off each event. Some were students: a President of the Rugby Club, a runner on the track team, a politically motivated undergrad, a social work major, a transgender grad student, and a President of the Student Government Association. Others were faculty and staff: a psychology professor, an admissions staff person, a Director of Student Sustainability, and two of the Presidents of the universities.

They told honest, raw, gutty stories about conflicts with masculinity: growing up with no male role models; transitioning F to M and asking, “What kind of man do I want to be?”; struggling with a desire for vengeance after the gang rape of a sister; getting in a pointless fist fight over Christmas break; figuring out how to raise two sons; being sexual assaulted by another man; and

The stories set the tone. They created an environment where men didn’t have to perform masculinity.

They could talk about issues connected to healthy and unhealthy masculinity: how to break free of “show no emotion”; how to be in healthy relationships and help other men be in healthy relationships; how to better support each other as men; how to fight fair; and how to better support girls and women.

The men could be real and authentic. They could practice healthy masculinity.

Help grow healthy masculinity on college campuses. Contact Men Can Stop Rape to learn about organizing a Healthy Masculinity on your campus: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .