Glass ceilings and glass escalators are just some of the terms we hear when talking about men in stereotypically female jobs, and women in stereotypically male jobs. How does gender shape the world of paid work? Gender can influence who is hired who is paid more, what work we as a society value, which jobs we choose, and how we are treated in those jobs. From workplace sexual harassment, to tokenism, why (as Christine Williams put it) is gender a liability for women but an asset for men? Join us on July 29th at Cartego at 7:00pm as we talk about the gendered world of paid work
More than one out of five (21%) respondents of the 2015 Alberta Men's Survey reported that they live with mental health challenges. The top three responses were depression, anxiety, and trauma or PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). We know men struggle with depression, and that the desire to "man up" and deal with it alone can have devastating consequences. Join us this month to talk about masculinity and depression, and be part of the conversation to reduce the stigma around mental health issues, while building healthier expectations around masculinity.
When did you first start noticing what men's bodies are expected to look like, and to be able to do? When did athletic ability start to be equated with being a successful man in your life? Traditional ideas of successful Manhood (in North America at least) have long positioned being tall, athletic, muscular and conventionally good looking as important. What does this mean for men who may be aging, differently abled, shorter than average, or just not interested in sports and fitness? How do notions of successful masculinity intersect with different ideas about fashion, self care, nutrition and exercise? How can we embrace our bodies, while still striving for health and balance in our lives? What effect can a negative body image have on men's mental health long term? We have so much to discuss this month. Join us at the Pint on whyte from 7:00-9:00 on Tuesday May 28th!
Join us at 9910 as we discuss Family Violence.
November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. Men Edmonton wants to do our part to increase awareness and create change in our city. Men have a crucial role to play in supporting and creating healthy relationships and safe homes— we can be part of the solution. November is a time we can all take action to help prevent family violence. Consider joining us to learn more.