Masculinity and Manhood

The word “masculine” is defined as follows by Google:

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Look at the synonyms and adjectives typically associated with masculinity. Are there any that stand out to you? Why? How do you relate these characteristics to yourself? How do you define masculinity? What aspects shape your definition?


Another key definition is that of manhood, defined by Google as: Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 4.09.47 PM

How does this relate to masculinity? Do you feel that the two are linked? Why or why not? How do you feel about these definitions? How do you define manhood? What shapes your ideas around manhood?

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Masculinity Survey

To kick off this project, we’ve created a survey designed to gather community thoughts surrounding masculinity. You can find a link to the (anonymous) survey below. It will take about twenty minutes to complete, but it does not need to be completed all at once. Please answer thoughtfully and honestly, and the results will be used to kick off a future discussion.


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