UWO Women’s Center

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

(920) 424-0963

Summer 2022 Hours:
We will be closed on 6/9/22.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Masculinity Initiatives

Are you ready to challenge man box culture at UW Oshkosh?

Masculinity Monday Discussions

Through discussions on masculinity, we seek to:

  1. Increase understanding of how hegemonic masculinity sustains gender inequity;
  2. Increase understanding of hegemonic masculinity as a form of sexism;
  3. Explore models of masculinity that challenge sexism and gender inequity;
  4. Recognize how intersectionality shapes masculinity; and
  5. Promote healthy models of masculinity at UW Oshkosh and in society.

Masculinity Monday discussions are currently suspended.

Advance-Titan article about Masculinity Monday: Women’s Center hosts discussion about masculinity in the White House

“We want everyone on this campus to be successful and to have a really positive experience. What the research shows is that toxic notions of masculinity can impede or interfere with that success with everything from mental health to academic success.”
-Dr. Alicia Johnson, Director of the Women’s Center

Voices of Titan Men

Voices of Titan Men is an interactive call-to-action to promote healthy masculinity on campus.

Fall 2021 Event:

Voices of Titan Men: Reimagining Masculinity
Friday, September 24, 12:40-1:40 p.m., Zoom

In 2019, UWO was awarded a grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. As part of the grant, a group of individuals from the campus and community came together to identify ways to engage men in sexual and interpersonal violence prevention. This panel discussion will be a space for the group to share the ideas they have come up with and get feedback and ideas from attendees. Please join the conversation and help us end sexual and interpersonal violence!

Past keynotes:

What is healthy masculinity?

Men Can Stop Rape describes healthy masculinity as:

  • recognizing unhealthy aspects of masculinity that are harmful to the self and others;
  • empathizing with the self and others;
  • supporting gender equity and other forms of equity;
  • replacing harmful risky and violence masculine attitudes and behaviors  with emotional intelligent attitudes and behaviors that respect the self and others; and
  • learning and using social and emotional skills to constructively challenge unhealthy masculine attitudes and behaviors.

Suggested Readings and Viewings: