20 years of masculinity

11/ 17 /17 20 years of masculinity
Topic: 20 years of masculinity
Segment: D Report
Participants: Hector Torres Cacho MA in Urban Planning
Broadcast Air Date: 11/ 17/17 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion points:
What does masculinity mean to you?
What are the public and private expressions of masculinity?
Is masculinity fluid and constantly morphing?
How is masculinity something that is ascribed to our bodies, to our gendered bodies?
Did we believe the scripts of masculinity?
What does it mean to be a man in 2017 versus 1997?
How do you make sense as Chicanos and Native people trying to fit in this world?
What are some of the rites of passage for men?
Who is Jimmy Santiago Baca?
What happens to those of us that are not satisfied accepting the script of masculinity?
Do men feel detached from our gendered bodies?
What does it mean if your braid falls forward over your shoulder instead of straight down your back?
Do we regulate masculinity through violence?
Walking Around – Poem by Pablo Neruda:
It so happens I am sick of being a man.
And it happens that I walk into tailor shops and movie…
The smell of barbershops makes me break into hoarse
sobs.
Are master status categories, costumes that we wear just to fit in?
What happens with you reject the conflicting messages of the scripted categories?
Can you do folklorico dancing as still be masculine?
How does forced assimilation being American include getting jumped?
Do we compromise a sense of our true selves by keeping the divide between our public and private presentations?
What if masculinity has nothing that you want to emulate?
If masculinity is an expression of power, what happens to those of us that do not grow up with power?
Can you feel free in the rejection of masculinity?
How do we support the next generation of men to have new opportunities of expressions?
How do fathers teach us new forms of masculinity?
Where do our mothers fit in our understanding of masculinity?

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