Event Title

Boys Will Be Boys

Start Date

4-12-2019 12:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2019 1:30 PM

Abstract

Toxic masculinity is engrained into our world views as well as our culture, particularly within the United States. Toxic Masculinity can be referred to the sets of societal expectations guiding the lives of men, affecting all genders and the communities that they are involved in. The focus of this study is to ask the question, how does toxic masculinity affect the lives of men and those around them? In this study we will be focusing on both the effects of toxic masculinity, but also on the reasoning of toxic masculinity in regards to the phrase, “Boys will Be Boys”. In this study, we aim to address this question by conducting interviews with an anticipated sample of 10 men and 10 women. The age range of the participants that will be included within this study are the ages 18-28. The study conducted will be recognized as a qualitative study due to the factors of not being able to fully answer the question addressed in full because of the exploratory nature of said study. The ultimate goal of this study is to be able to pick apart the internal as well as external attributions of the acts of toxic masculinity and the reasoning behind the phrase “Boys will Be Boys”. It is worth noting that while there may be aspects that could explain the attributions towards the acts of toxic masculinity, the study is not looking to excuse the phrase “Boys will Be Boys”, but instead bringing the attribution of the reasoning behind it into new light.

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Alli Cipra, Ph.D. Assistant Professor: Division of Psychology & Counseling

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Boys Will Be Boys

Toxic masculinity is engrained into our world views as well as our culture, particularly within the United States. Toxic Masculinity can be referred to the sets of societal expectations guiding the lives of men, affecting all genders and the communities that they are involved in. The focus of this study is to ask the question, how does toxic masculinity affect the lives of men and those around them? In this study we will be focusing on both the effects of toxic masculinity, but also on the reasoning of toxic masculinity in regards to the phrase, “Boys will Be Boys”. In this study, we aim to address this question by conducting interviews with an anticipated sample of 10 men and 10 women. The age range of the participants that will be included within this study are the ages 18-28. The study conducted will be recognized as a qualitative study due to the factors of not being able to fully answer the question addressed in full because of the exploratory nature of said study. The ultimate goal of this study is to be able to pick apart the internal as well as external attributions of the acts of toxic masculinity and the reasoning behind the phrase “Boys will Be Boys”. It is worth noting that while there may be aspects that could explain the attributions towards the acts of toxic masculinity, the study is not looking to excuse the phrase “Boys will Be Boys”, but instead bringing the attribution of the reasoning behind it into new light.