Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018
Debate, discussion and discourse at the Edinburgh Fringe
Big Boys Don't Cry
Toxic masculinity is blamed for everything from the #MeToo movement to rates of male suicide. Dr Fiona McQueen (Edinburgh Napier University) wants to know whether men becoming more emotional can undo the nasty sides of manliness. Could being more open about their emotions free men from being stuck in the middle between ‘boys don’t cry’ and ‘it’s good to talk’? If so, will men take the risk of appearing vulnerable to escape this messy middle ground, or do they have too much to lose? And would men’s emotional openness really eradicate toxic masculinity?
(The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas programme runs from 03-26 August 2018. Check out the full programme below!)
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