What does it mean to be a woman? Let us know what you think.
Men Can Stop Rape talks about the “dominant story of masculinity,” that limits society’s expectations of what it means to be a man, and which can invalidate and diminish men who identify with alternative ways of expressing their masculinity. Traditionally, power and strength define masculinity—these are the attributes of a “real man.” Men Can Stop Rape works with men to deconstruct harmful notions of power and strength and rebuild them as assets for preventing violence.
So, if the dominant story of masculinity is one of power and strength, what is the dominant story of femininity? What does society tell us it means to be a woman? What are the attributes of a “real woman” in the dominant story? What do you think?