Join Jake and Carl as they react to part 1 and talk more about how pornography has impacted their lives. They try to navigate more of the nuances of pornagraphy use amongst men and model how men can engage with each other about the messages that porn conveys about ourselves and others. What is the potential link between pornography and men’s violence? Find out as Jake and Carl work through some of their final thoughts on porn and continue to try and model how men can exercise social justice.
Join Jake and Carl as they conclude season 2 with conversations about pornography. Did you know, according to one free porn website, we consumed 5,246 centuries worth of pornography in 2016 alone? This is a huge topic, and so they brought in Chris Leck from the counseling center to help them out. They talk about everything from the definition of porn, how it’s consumed, how it can be really difficult to study the effects of pornography, and how to seek help if you or someone you care about might be addicted to pornography. Engaging in honestly in difficult conversations about what happens when nobody is watching is a big part of men exercising social justice.
Join Jake and Carl as they infuse criticisms of masculinities in the philosophies of the Jedi and the Sith. Additionally, they start to make connections to broader systems of oppression in real life through some of the dynamics of the light and dark sides of the force. They talk about how just because you think you’re a good person, doesn’t mean you don’t cause harm. Constantly self-reflecting and critically consuming media is a great way for men to exercise social justice.
Join Jake and Carl as they discuss how masculinities show up in the Star Wars trilogy. An enormous cultural phenomenon like Star Wars warrants deeper discussion about the messages we receive from these characters. Jake and Carl are joined by Mitch, a self-identified Star Wars geek-nerd and has worked within the field of men and masculinities for about 10 years. Be prepared to take a deeper dive into the Skywalker story arc as Mitch, Jake, and Carl exercise social justice through critical consumption of movies and media.
Join Jake and Carl as they react to a unity event hosted at Colorado State University event called CSUnite (for more info: https://firstamendment.colostate.edu/). They span a variety of subjects stemming from that conversation, giving listeners and men an example of how to nuance polarizing subjects. They talk a little bit about internalized dominance and remind themselves that we have to see ourselves in other White, heterosexual, cis-men in order to effectively work with them for positive change. Self-reflection and taking responsibility for the actions of other men is a crucial aspect of men exercising social justice.