What's going on?
The University of Texas at Austin recently launched the MasculinUT project, a program that is part of the school’s Counseling and Mental Health Center. MasculinUT's purported goal is to give students a new version of "healthy masculinity," pushing back against the idea that we should just tell boys to "act like a man."
How does the program define "unhealthy masculinity"?
Restrictive Masculinity is illustrated with an "act like a man box" that includes qualities society expects men to have. Here are some of the traits on the list:
- Bread winner
- Take care of people
Masculinity is a good thing, and society should stop treating it as something to be fixed.
"Stop tearing down men," he said on today's show.