The Allure of Masculinity

Kehinde Wiley, Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan

Toxic masculinity has been a hot topic of discussion for years. While we know from research that toxic masculinity is harmful for boys and men, what does that mean for those who identify as girls and women? What does it mean for those breaking the gender binary? Are there positive aspects of masculinity? Should we move toward “undoing” gender entirely? 

Masculinity, after all, is not something that lives in male bodies. It is a set of ideas, values, and beliefs that drives behaviors and can be performed by anyone. That means that it impacts all individuals in particular ways - often barring them from expressing their fully authentic selves. 

This Olio will tackle the core issue in masculinity: POWER.  Come listen to how the science of sex and gender can shed light on masculinity and let’s discuss what liberation means in these contexts.




Location: The Assemblage | NoMad

114 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010

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Other upcoming Olios


Nov 22

Anti-Education

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Nov 26

Kafka’s Very Short Stories: A Phantasmagoria of Loss and Destruction

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

Sign Up - $15

Dec 6

Rolling in the Deep: Carl Jung and the Creative Subconscious

Taught by Michael Prettyman
7:30 p.m. at St John's Episcopal Church

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Dec 9

Yin-Yang, Stress, & the Western Mind

Taught by Darryl Aiken-Afam
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Dec 12

The Meta-Olio Party | Why Philosophy?

Taught by Jeanne Proust
7:30 p.m. at Nowhere Studios

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Dec 19

The Art of Dying, The Act of Grieving

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Work Heights - Electric

Sign Up - $15


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