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Woman's Hour

Masculinity: being a man today

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

What's it like to grow up as a man today? Do accepted ideas about masculinity need to change? The flood of allegations of sexual misconduct by men in public life and the stories shared at #MeToo have re-opened conversations about whether masculinity itself is toxic. We've heard from actor Robert Webb and former lad Chris Hemmings who've questioned conventional expectations of male behaviour. Are they typical of changing attitudes and what are the biggest challenges facing masculinity?
With guests singer song-writer Will Young, director Chris Sweeney - both creators of a podcast for LGBTQ audiences, Bilal Khan who works across youth programmes in schools, Guardian editor and author Mark Rice-Oxley, and author Ross Raisin.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Anne Peacock. Show less


Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Will Young
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Sweeney
Interviewed Guest:
Bilal Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Rice-Oxley
Interviewed Guest:
Ross Raisin
Anne Peacock

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