Speakers debate for and against this provocative motion
8 March 2016
Time 18:30 - 20:00
Duration 1 hours 30 minutes
Young girls are increasingly told they can be whatever they’d like to be, but boys are still brought up in a culture that celebrates machoism and ignores male depression. Are men the losers now?
Speakers debate for and against this provocative motion, exploring the benefits of raising boys the same as girls, gender stereotyping and masculine pressures, the lag in encouraging boys into traditionally female dominated industries and advances in IVF meaning women don’t need a male partner to conceive. What is it like growing up as a boy and how does this affect the progress of equality for women?
This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival. From 3-13 March 2016, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our city through film, art, music, walking tours, gallery takeovers, comedy and debate, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go.
Booking Requirements: Booking required via the Discuss website
Sent out approximately every two months.