U.S. university offers course for men to ‘deconstruct toxic masculinities’

The Crusader Journal

A United States collegiate university has now begun to offer classes in ‘constructive male allyship,’ which is intended to provide a safe-space where male students are able to “question and deconstruct toxic masculinities.”

According to an article that was published by the Telegraph, Duke University, which is based in the city of Durham, North Carolina, held its initial Learning Community session last week.

The Duke University women’s centre has organised a nine-week series of seminars as part of the Duke Men’s Project.

“Our purpose is twofold: to foster constructive male allyship, and to question and deconstruct toxic masculinities,” the Men’s Project says on its website, as quoted by the Telegraph.

“We also understand how masculinity in its normative form alienates most – if not all – men, and recognise the part normative masculinity plays in alienating men and reproducing violence,” it states on the website.

The website further adds, “we…

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