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Hip Hop and the Four Elements of Masculinity

Thursday, November 14 at 2:00pm to 2:50pm

Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Many people have grown to love and embrace Hip Hop as a way of life. The historical messages of resistance, social justice, and community that first began this movement continue to be present today. However, capitalism and the music industry have moved the culture to a more negative light. Some of the messages in Hip Hop music have contributed to the development of toxic masculinity. In this workshop we will use the four elements of Hip Hop as a metaphor to symbolize how the issue of gender socialization created a type of world that has impacted the way masculinity is perceived.