Ben Hurst: Breaking Down Toxic Masculinity - Episode 80
I'm so excited for you to hear this episode, it's a very powerful one! I'm joined by Ben Hurst to break down Masculinity.
This is a topic very close to my heart and something I've wanted to bring to the podcast for a while. I believe that discussions around male identity and masculinity should be the norm in our lives but unfortunately they're not. And this causes a lot of men harm as we are unable to deal with our emotions, which has knock on effects for the people in our lives.
Ben works for The Good Lad Initiative facilitating conversations and workshops with young men to help them open up and discover what masculinity really means. Following on from his incredible, recent TEDx Talk, I knew he was the perfect guy to have this conversation with.
If there is someone you feel would benefit from hearing this conversation then please make sure you share it with a friend who would enjoy listening and really take something from it :)
Topics we discussed:
- Ben's journey from Religion into male identity
- Recent Gilette advert
- Differences between masculinity and toxic masculinity
- Why guys find it hard to open up and talk
- Unpacking masculinity
- The impact of Ben's recent TEDx Talk
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