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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Walk Like a Man: A Research Study Investigating Transgender Men and Masculinity and Perceptions Of Traditional Gender Roles

The purpose of this research is to discover how transgender men construct their gender identity and to see the comparison to how cisgendered people construct their gender identity. The study seeks to better understand how society and biological factors influence the gender markings we put on bodies and how living in a gender binary affects transgender people. This research could be used constructively to understand how to develop healthy examples and role models not only for transgender men but cisgender men as well. It is important to look at the way boys and men develop their masculinity to understand how and why men interact in society the way they do. Much of the problems and issues that feminists fight for are how patriarchal institutions and policies treat women. For this reason, men and masculinity need to be studied to understand and change areas of inequality and injustice done by men against women and marginalized people.

Presenter: Johnny Memphis Sparrow (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women and Gender Studies
Location: 120 Hartwell
Time: 9:45 am (Session I)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.