Universities hiring specialists to combat violent masculinity

Universities hiring specialists to combat violent masculinity

[Ed. – So toxicity has given way to violence. Good to know.]

The University of Wisconsin-Madison hopes to hire a “Violence Prevention Specialist” who will work on “engaging men” in sexual assault prevention.

The Violence Prevention Specialist will primarily work to create programming on “reduction of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking,” and a recent job posting notes that “engaging men” will be an integral aspect of this work.

To that extent, the successful hire must have experience working “with college men in healthy masculinity or social justice work,” and have a demonstrated understanding of “best practices” related to “engaging men.”

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Meredith McGlone, a university spokesperson, defended the job in a statement to Campus Reform, saying that “although sexual violence is often considered a ‘women’s issue,’ we know that it affects people of all genders and that it’s important to engage men as well as women in preventing and responding to sexual violence.”

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