Gender Roles http://wesa.fm en Redefining Manhood and Male Leadership to Prevent Gender Violence http://wesa.fm/post/redefining-manhood-and-male-leadership-prevent-gender-violence <p>Dr. Jackson Katz <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue">lectures throughout the country</a> on how social views of masculinity contribute to gender violence. He’s in Pittsburgh as part of the Center for Victim’s new Men Ending Violence Challenge known as the <a href="http://menchallenge.org/">MEN Challenge</a>.</p><p>He describes portrayals of hyper masculinity in the media as "a prescription for dysfunctional behavior," and connects social perceptions of manhood with violence. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:19:39 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25806 at http://wesa.fm Redefining Manhood and Male Leadership to Prevent Gender Violence Traditional Gender Roles Playing Smaller Role in Modern Matrimony http://wesa.fm/post/traditional-gender-roles-playing-smaller-role-modern-matrimony <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Watch out June and Ward, traditional marriage is rapidly evolving and research indicates that typical gender-based expectations in the household are becoming obsolete for couples as they make the decision to marry or cohabitate.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><a href="http://connielappa.webs.com">Dr. Connie Lappa</a>, psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Robert Morris University and The University of Pittsburgh and <a href="http://christinewhelan.com">Dr. Christine Whelan</a>, visiting Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Sociology share their findings on modern matrimony and the most successful relationships.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:33:17 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13147 at http://wesa.fm Traditional Gender Roles Playing Smaller Role in Modern Matrimony