Guest presentation addresses men, masculinities and Earth

September 17, 2019 - Why is it that compared to men, women litter less, recycle more, and leave a smaller carbon footprint? Do men shun eco-friendly behavior, fearing what it might convey about their masculinity? New research confirms that men do care about the environment--but they also tend to want to feel macho, and they worry that eco-friendly behaviors might brand them as less...manly.

Ecological masculinities offer an Earth-inspired response to the limits of our times. This new way of thinking about men and masculine socialization cultivates greater care for the global and local commons. 

Please join us for “Men, Masculinities, and Earth” presented by scholar Paul Pule, of Chalmers University, Sweden, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 222 North Hall at UW-River Falls. The discussion is based off his research from his recent book, “Ecological Masculinities” by Martin Hultman and Pule.

Join in a lively discussion as we redefine masculine socializations in support of all planetary life. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by UWRF’s Sustainability Faculty Fellows.

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