Dr Judy Chu is a researcher who teaches a course on Boys’ Psychosocial Development at Stanford University in California. She has done some fascinating research into adolescents and younger boys examining gender socialisation, their development and relationships. She has fantastic insight into this field and we delve into masculinity issues that are relevant to all men. We talk about toxic masculinity and how that whole phrase is problematic, the pressures boys and men face to conform in society, and what we can all do to help make it a little better.
She wrote a book, When Boys Become Boys, based on her research and you can check out her website for more posts that reveal a tremendous amount around masculinity and how young boys cope with identity and their place in society.
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