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Jordan Stephens to host our #MeToo panel

Masculinity

The upcoming event at our Festival of New Masculinity will feature the musician, presenter and activist.

As our Festival of New Masculinity continues, one of the key issues we wanted to address within it is #MeToo. We’ve always believed we have a responsibility to listen to women about the harassment they face due to an endemic sexism that persists in society. All men are socialised within this system, so even ‘good’ men have some attitudes and behaviours which were once considered lads being lads, but are now cast in a different light. What to do then? Pretend it’s not happening or get defensive and dismiss it all as anti-men, or enter into a dialogue?

We feel the answer is to get men and women together to talk about the issues and reach some understanding. With our panel discussion on 6th March at The Book Club in EC2 we’ll be doing just that. The question we’ve posed for the panel is ‘Has anything changed since #MeToo?’, in order to get a sense of the impact of the movement on dating, workplaces, relationships, and, yep, comedy.

We are thrilled to announce that one of our favourite people, Jordan Stephens, is going to be hosting the event. The musician and presenter is also leading campaigner and activist, in particular his #IAMWHOLE anti-stigma campaign which aims to support young people with mental health issues.

The first panellist who we can reveal is author and actress Lucy-Anne Holmes, who was the creator of the No More Page 3 campaign and who’s latest book ‘Don’t Hold My Head Down’ is a memoir about female sexuality. With her and Jordan on board, this is going to be a seriously smart evening.

You can buy tickets to the event here.

Our friends at Freedom Brewery will be providing us with some fine vegan beer on the night.

The Festival of New Masculinity

This is part of The Book of Man’s ‘Festival of New Masculinity’ a series of events running from Jan-March 2019 discussing the challenges facing men today and celebrating new thinking around masculinity. In association with the brilliant Super Culture.

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