We have looked at gender, what it means, how it is a social construction, and some of the challenges associated with traditional gender roles. But what is clear is that traditional ideas about gender have been being “deconstructed” for some time.
Big Questions: Why now and what does this mean?
In this lecture, we look at how the gender construct of masculinity is being reconsidered across many societies.
Big Question: What does it mean to “be a man” these days?
In the last lecture, we looked at what gender is, how it is different from sex, and how it is at least partly a “social construct,” meaning, a reality created by society and culture. All social constructs serve some purpose, but they can also create very adverse “brute facts.”
Big Question to Answer: Just how much gender inequality is there in the world and what does it look like?
Class 1: (Wednesday, Oct. 16)
[Note: Update on my lecture series content.]
Big Questions to Answer: What does “gender” mean and why is it important?
This is the fourth and final lecture in my series. I talk about the importance of stories for human action and change and I offer my best story about our future.
The previous lecture looked at the sustainability Crisis of 10,000,000,000 going shopping. Today we will look at this generation’s Opportunity that technology offers. It may or may not save us, but it is clearly already transforming us.
This lecture examines the crisis created by the un-sustainability of our consumer-based economy and society.