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Masculinity and Gen Z Boys – Webinar

June 28 @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Join us for a thought-provoking webinar that explores the evolving landscape of masculinity for Gen Z boys.

Recent studies show significant divergence in views on gender among young people (16-19 years). While many Gen Zs embrace progressive beliefs, a considerable number of young men still feel pressured to conform to traditional roles and behaviours such as stoicism and being the breadwinner. In a recent survey, one in five men overall said it’s harder to be a man than a woman today (emerging-tensions.pdf, kcl.ac.uk). This tension can be heightened by online content, commonly known as the ‘manosphere’, promoting more aggressive masculinity.

Despite these pressures, Gen Z is at the forefront of redefining masculinity to be more inclusive and emotionally expressive. Social media and pop culture also has a pivotal role to play in promoting these trends, supporting young men to value vulnerability and empathy as key aspects of manhood.

Our panel includes:

  • Daniel Guinness, Managing Director at Beyond Equality – an organisation supporting men and boys to develop healthier identities and behaviours through conversation
  • Kirsty Ruthven, Head of Education at Lifting Limits – an organisation developing a whole-school approach to gender equality through education and voices from the youth

This webinar is part of the Cumberland Lodge Youth & Democracy project and is open to the public to join. Following the conversation, there will be a Q&A with the live audience.

You can register to join the webinar for free here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iwHRH8o3R2Ww-wTCQJLf_Q


June 28
2:00pm - 3:00pm