If toxic masculinity is learned, can't consideration and respect be taught? On the season 2 premiere of Going In With Brian Vines, Brian zeroes in in on toxic performativity and what we can do to combat it. Mark Pagán, one of BRIC Community Media's own and host & creator of the podcast, Other Men Need Help (http://othermenneedhelp.com/), unpacks some of his ideas of masculinity and what informed these ideas starting as early as childhood. He also delves into the performance of masculinity, and what happens when the performance is threatened.
Brian goes to a cuddle party where consent comes first.Through clear communication and developed language around consent, the cuddlist community neutralizes the hierarchy of want and desire by the exercise of consent. Through the creation of this safe space, the cuddlists empower those to use communication that is based in consent and explore their own boundaries through healthy touch.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Jonathan Metxl, Quentin Walcott, Anthonine Piette, and Omowale Adewala walk us through the pervasiveness of learned performative masculinity, the dangers of this performance, and each propose their own creative solutions.