IQ2 Debate: Masculinity
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IQ2 Debate

DATE & TIME

23 OCTOBER 2019

6:30 – 8pm

LOCATION

SYDNEY TOWN HALL
483 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

PRICE

TICKETS FROM $49

IQ2 Debate: Masculinity

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 harbor 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?

 

 

2019 Debates:

12 JuneStop Idolising Youth
27 AugustDemocracy (motion for debate coming soon)
23 OctoberMasculinity (motion for debate coming soon)

Speakers

Details and full speaker lineups will be announced in advance of each debate. As always, we can guarantee some of the sharpest and best informed commentators in Australia.

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.

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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