march, 2019

27mar12:30 pm1:30 pmYoung men's views on sex and relationships education


Event Details

Gender dynamics are known to be an issue in sex and relationships education, with boys and young men being perceived as disruptive, not taking lessons seriously, feeling uncomfortable themselves and making girls feel uncomfortable. Evidence suggests that young men value having male teachers as well as females, that they like being taught by people from outside school and that they want their teachers to be knowledgeable and experienced.

This seminar discusses findings from a study about young men’s views of relationships, including fatherhood, in workshops provided by two male facilitators from a local charity. In particular, we focus on the role of humour, its uses in reinforcing aspects of masculinity, and the relationship between humour and vulnerability.

Speakers – Sally Brown and Fiona McQueen, both Lecturers in Sociology at Edinburgh Napier University

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(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Centre for Research on Families & Relationships

23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LN