Phil will present a discussion around ‘creating a new masculinity’ – a manhood that is positive, open and empathetic. He’ll unpack patriarchy, the idea of what it means to ‘be a man’ and changing experiences of fatherhood, relationships and vulnerability.
This event explores the idea that everyone will benefit if men can break free from the harmful gender stereotypes of men as strong, stoic, providers. These stereotypes can contribute to feelings of inadequacy or weakness and can be a factor in rates of depression and domestic and family violence.
With stories from his life as a New Zealand farm boy, journalist, News Corporation executive, and writer, Phil will explain how positive masculinity is good for all of us – men, women and children – ultimately leading to happier, healthier lives.