IQ2 Debate: Masculinity
SERIES

IQ2 Debate

DATE & TIME

23 OCTOBER 2019

6:30 – 8pm

LOCATION

SYDNEY TOWN HALL
483 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

PRICE

TICKETS
$16.88 – $51.70

 

IQ2 Debate: Masculinity - is it really so fragile?

Grow some balls. Toughen up. Be a man.

“Even if the alt-right doesn’t survive in its current form, a generation of young white men now harbour the dangerous belief that they have no future – a belief that will be that much more dangerous if it proves to be true.” – Angela Nagle

It seems guys are prodded from boyhood to meet certain gendered standards of brash confidence and stoicism. Yet they are also encouraged to protect, respect, provide, and be good guys.

We hear ‘masculinity is in crisis’. Perhaps that well known phrase is recognition the messages around masculinity can be contradictory and confusing. Maybe it’s acknowledgement of male suffering.

But which boys and men are suffering and why? Could it be society is permitting misandry? Are the jokes about privileged men fair or overlooking very real challenges?

 

About Intelligence Squared:

IQ2 is the Australian arm of the international debate series, Intelligence Squared, which is also held in London, New York and Hong Kong. Speakers have eight uninterrupted minutes to share their ideas – a luxury in today’s fast paced media environment of 15 second grabs and political party spin lines. Help us shape our world with ethics and intelligence.

Speakers

Catharine Lumby

is an academic, author, journalist, researcher and educator. She is currently a Professor of Media at Macquarie University, and a board member of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia and the council of The National Museum of Australia. A prominent advocate for ending violence against women and children, Catherine delivers talks and workshops on harassment and assault, social media ethics and respectful relationships.

Zac Seidler

is a psychologist, researcher and mens health advocate. He is currently a Psychologist and Research Fellow at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the Director of Health Professional Training at the Movember Foundation. Zac’s focus is on treating, researching and advocating for better mental health outcomes for all men to stop men dying by suicide.

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Who is it for?


  • THE ADVOCATE
  • THE COUCH COACH
  • THE IDEALIST
  • THE PROVOCATOR

What you'll take away


  • 01CHALLENGING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING IDEAS
  • 02CONNECTIONS WITH YOUR PEERS
  • 03KEY FACTS AND TALKING POINTS OF THE MAJOR ISSUES
  • 04NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE DEBATE