Masculinity: being a man today
Programme that offers a female perspective on the world. What are the biggest challenges facing masculinity today?
What's it like to grow up as a man today? Do accepted ideas about masculinity need to change? The flood of allegations of sexual misconduct by men in public life and the stories shared at #MeToo have re-opened conversations about whether masculinity itself is toxic. We've heard from actor Robert Webb and former lad Chris Hemmings who've questioned conventional expectations of male behaviour. Are they typical of changing attitudes and what are the biggest challenges facing masculinity?
With guests singer song-writer Will Young, director Chris Sweeney - both creators of a podcast for LGBTQ audiences, Bilal Khan who works across youth programmes in schools, Guardian editor and author Mark Rice-Oxley, and author Ross Raisin.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Anne Peacock.
What’s It Like To Grow Up A Man Today
Just Being A Lad
Being A Dad
What Needs To Change For The Next Generation
Role Contributor Presenter Jenni Murray Interviewed Guest Will Young Interviewed Guest Christopher Sweeney Interviewed Guest Bilal Khan Interviewed Guest Mark Rice-Oxley Interviewed Guest Ross Raisin Producer Anne Peacock
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