Princeton University is about to hire an "interpersonal violence clinician and men’s engagement manager" who will focus on "mentoring and engaging men" in order to reduce "behaviors that lead to both perpetration and victimization."
The school told the College Fix that the position is part of its "focus on how we can best engage men as agents of positive change." The outlet added that it wasn't able to identify a similar position focusing on women.
According to the job description, the men's engagement manager also will "develop and implement men's programming initiatives geared toward enhancing awareness and challenging gender stereotypes" and increase "the community's understanding of interpersonal violence dynamics."
A Princeton spokesman on Wednesday told TheBlaze that the school is no longer accepting applications for the position and that the "hiring process is nearing completion."
The new hire also will work with SHARE, a school office that helps "student survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking." The employee also will also lead and expand Men's Allied Voices for a Respectful and Inclusive Community — "promoting an environment for healthy male social development by challenging belief systems and social constructs that contribute to violence and offering alternative options" — and also should be "committed to social justice issues."
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Founded in 2013, Men’s Allied Voices for a Respectful and Inclusive Community program seeks to “promote healthy masculinity” through workshops and other educational programming on campus. The program also fights “toxic masculinity,” according to numerous Facebook posts, and subscribes to the feminist theory of “fragile masculinity,” which denigrates men for subscribing to traditional gender norms.