International Men's Day 2022 - What is the purpose of international men’s day?

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Dr. Michael Ward

Speaker's Biography

Dr Michael R.M. Ward is Senior Lecturer in Social Science at Swansea University. His work centres on the performance of working-class masculinities within and beyond educational institutions. He is the author of the award-winning book, From Labouring to Learning, Working-Class Masculinities, Education and De-industrialization and editor of Boyhood Studies, an interdisciplinary journal.

From: 15 Nov 2022, 1 p.m.
To: 15 Nov 2022, 2 p.m.
Location: Room B001 Engineering Central Bay Campus, Bay Campus

As a sociologist, who has worked in the field of critical studies of men and masculinity for over 15 years, IMD has always sat a little uneasy with me. How can a day both celebrate men, without looking like a false parallel to International Women’s Day? Does it help tackle gender inequality or look like a backlash against feminism? This talk will question the purpose and rationale of IMD, but also highlight how it can be used as a platform to highlight important issues around gender inequality and to challenge gender scripts that harm men and others around them.

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