In the first episode of “Do You Even Lift, Bro? Men Exercising Social Justice,” Jake and Carl will let you know how they approach conversations around social justice. You will also get to know more about Jake and Carl, about their journey through masculinity, and their quirks. Hopefully you’ll keep this in mind as we move forward to talk about how men can do some of the lifting in social justice.
Join Jake and Carl as they define and talk about the Man Box. They will discuss the ways in which the Man Box shapes and impacts the expectations of men in the United States. Jake and Carl are joined by Xavier Hadley, a student at Colorado State University, to talk about his experiences with the Man Box and what impacts the Man Box has on him and beyond. They will also ask him about his journey through masculinity and some quick rapid fire questions. Understanding what the man box is and how it impacts us is crucial to men exercising social justice.
Jake and Carl talk about how depression can impact men differently. They invite Jeff to join them for the discussion. Jeff a counselor at Colorado State University and brings in expert knowledge that helps Jake and Carl figure out how masculinities and depression come together. You’ll learn from Jeff how depression manifests in men and he’ll tell you strategies on addressing depression both for yourself and other people. The National Suicide Hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. Jake and Carl end the episode with Dillon, a student at Colorado State University, about him and his journey through depression. Listen to learn about the ways understanding depression in men is a way for men to exercise social justice.
Join Jake and Carl as they think about the ways in which men perform intimacy and how deeply connected it is to oppression and violence. They invite William (who also goes by Will or Willy or any other subset), a Colorado State University student, to talk about his journey through discovering and practicing intimacy. Men understanding and practicing intimacy in one of the more difficult processes for us to exercise social justice.
Join Jake and Carl as they talk about a consistent theme that comes up in male-centric anti-gender-based violence communities: It’s mostly White men who engage in the work. Jake, as a White man, and Carl, as a man of color, dig into the possible nuances and dynamics that play into the struggles of creating a race-inclusive space that focuses on deconstructing gender and gender-based violence. Understanding the complexities of identity is very important for men to exercise social justice.