There are signs of growing influence among boys and young men of the views promoted by Andrew Tate and other anti-feminist social influencers. They are part of the ‘manosphere’, an online network of anti-women and anti-feminist websites and groups. Andrew Tates’ and others’ teachings may intensify sexist and misogynist views among boys and young men, strengthen the rigid norms of masculinity that limit boys’ and men’s own lives, and feed into harmful behaviours including harassment and abuse.
How can teachers, parents, and others talk to boys and young men about these issues? How can we lessen the harmful influence of sexist social influences and toxic online cultures? How can we foster healthy, equitable ways of living among boys and young men?
You can watch the panel presentation below:
- Dr Naomi Barnes (School of Teacher Education and Leadership)
- Dr Lisa van Leent (School of Teacher Education and Leadership)
- Professor Marilyn Campbell (School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education)
- Alice Elwell (High School English Teacher and PhD candidate)
- Professor Michael Flood (School of Justice)