Young women’s voices are at the forefront of our cultural conversation around gender issues.
From the banning of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ by university student unions, to Pussy Riot and the Femen phenomenon, as well as the unexpected up-rising of #WomenAgainstFeminism, young women are speaking out and being heard.
The silence from young men, however, is deafening.
What do they think about this conversation that is, by default, being had about them? Equally, what do they have to say about issues such as suicide, street violence and educational underachievement, that primarily impact upon their own gender?
Here teenage vlogger Josh O’Brien gives his take on the situation.
Why do you think so few young men are speaking out about the issues they face? What do you think the impact might be on young men of not engaging with the discussion of gender that goes on around them and about them? Tell us what you think in a tweet or a comment.
Feature image: flickr/floeschie
To watch more of Josh’s videos, check out his YouTube channel here.
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