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MAN UP: Boys, Men and Breaking the Male Rules
Rebecca Asher

  • Tuesday 7 June 2016, 6.30PM to 7:20pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

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We live in a man’s world, so why do many boys and men fail to flourish? Politics, the media and business are all male-dominated, yet so too are our prisons and the statistics on school exclusions and suicides. Join Rebecca Asher, author of Man Up, as she argues that harmful male stereotypes lie at the heart of the problems that men experience – and create. There are signs that men want to change, particularly when it comes to fatherhood. But many men continue to be trapped by unhealthy expectations of what it is to be a man. Ultimately, she argues, it is in all our interests to enable boys and men to be free to be who they want to be. 

About the speaker

Rebecca Asher is the author of Man Up (2016)and Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality (2011).


The book will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.


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