Masculinity

Masculinity

Socrates said “Know Thyself”. This profound advice is especially important for college males in the 21st century.

Starting at the university level life can be challenging. Over 60% of students who have completed their undergraduate education are now females. By 2020 projected college enrollments only include 41% men.

As we age there are further challenges. Over 92% of workplace deaths are male and 80% of completed suicides are by men. Nearly 70% of the homeless in the United States are males. Men are more likely to be both the perpetrators and the victims of violent crimes and much more likely to be put in prison. For example, over 10 times as many men as women were put in prison in the U.S. in 2010. In only two categories of violence are women more likely victims: domestic violence and sexual assault. Most college men are not interested in committing sexual assault or rape. Serial rapists that various research studies show average 6 to 14 rapes each commit most of these crimes. Our collegiate sisters have to endure rape at a rate that is 4 times higher than the rest of the female population. With improved knowledge we can improve on this deplorable situation. Not only in the area of violence but we can make improvements in all relationship areas between the sexes.

"The Testosterone Trap"

Dr. Malone explores the biology, psychology and sociology behind young men’s sexual behavior. He does so in an effort to help college men understand the forces that are at work in the brain and body that that have both biochemical and societal origins. The circumstances these forces help create can truly fashion a “Testosterone Trap” in which our young men find themselves ensnared. This is to their detriment as well as those with whom they have interacted.  By learning to know themselves and especially their chemistry college men may be able to better self-regulate and forge a more positive future for themselves and the greater society. They are sure to become wiser and better men in the process.

Topics:

  • Men’s Issues & Empowerment
  • Sexual Violence Prevention

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:
  • Know themselves better as men and understand some of the forces that affect them and how they can be controlled
  • Realize that in many cases men are more vulnerable to negative life outcomes
  • Recognize that as men’s leaders we all must take responsibility to protect women’s safety
  • Intended Audiences:

    • Fraternities
    • Men’s Groups