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Grief and Toxic Masculinity

April 4, 2021
michael johnson
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Toxic Masculinity. Derek Chauvin. January 6. Rage. Trauma. And grief.

Grief? Oh! How we have known and know toxic masculinity, but what does it have to do with grief.

Here’s Van Jones angry, very angry and putting it out strong, clean, and clear…and then moving compassionately into “white grief” without missing a beat. (2:26 segment tweeted around 78,000+ times.)

White MAGA grief. The very human grief over the lost of so much we/they experience as their “true selves.” The grief their anger keeps them from feeling. Classic Kübler-Ross.

And grief is grief. It knows nothing about skin color or gender.

Jones shows us the magic of beautiful, tough, loving masculinity. It’s an essential alternative all across our political spectrum to our toxic polarization.

How do we get there?

Great question. Maybe this program from South Africa has something to offer:

Stories in the Struggle to Disrupt Toxic Masculinities

A 7-PART ONLINE SERIES

https://r-cubed.co/landing-page/

  What is toxic masculinity? Why is it so? Can empathy, spirituality and revolution                       disrupt and fundamentally change dominant forms of toxic masculinity?

             Join us in storytelling and discussion as we seek to understand how we disrupt                         individual and collective cycles of toxic masculinities.

Dates: Wednesday 7, 14, 21, 28 April & 5, 12, 19 May 2021
Times: 16:00 – 18:00 SAST

The cost is quoted in South African Rand: Whole program: R700 (equals US $48)

                                                             : Single session:   R120 ($8)

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