What does it mean to “be a man”? What does masculinity really look like? And what are the factors contributing to the disproportionate rise in male incarceration, gun violence, depression, and suicide? While the #MeToo movement pushed “toxic masculinity” into the spotlight. There’s more to it than simply challenging the way men view and treat women. We think it’s time to start a conversation upstream—challenging where we get our ideas of masculinity and manhood. Exploring what it looks like to be a “real man” outside of the stereotypical “man box”. As Mark Greene, Senior Editor The Good Men Project notes, “When we talk about the rules of being a real man, those rules aren’t just handed to us on a sheet of paper. They’re pounded into us daily.” But, “until we open up our definition of manhood much broader to include as many versions of manhood as there are men, men are going to continue to confront this question of ‘Am I man enough?’”
About LifeApp Live
Live is a monthly event hosted by LifeApp mixing something like a TED talk, a live band, an Oprah interview, and an after-party with some great food – creating an environment where anyone regardless of spiritual belief, cultural background or sexual orientation, is inspired to take action toward personal growth in their relationships at home, work, and in the community.