"Realizing that they didn’t fit, and didn’t want to fit, society’s expectations of them as men, left the participants in this study caught between their desires to be a different kind of man and a need to prove their manhood according to society’s expectations as a result of their insecurities."
—Keith E. Edwards & Susan R. Jones
Samantha Proffitt, M.Ed. is the Director of Academic Achievement & the First-Year Experience at Susquehanna University. When not directing Orientation and working with first-year students, she can be found cross-stitching and knitting with her cats.
Keith E. Edwards is a scholar and educator who has spoken on college campuses about assault preventions, men’s identity, social justice education, curricular approaches beyond the classroom, and leadership over the past 18 years. He has spoken and consulted at over 200 colleges and universities, presented over 200 programs at national conferences, and has written more than 20 articles or book chapters on these issues. He also co-edited the book Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education.
Keith Edwards will be visiting Susquehanna University on September 5th, 2019. He will be visiting Perspective classes and giving the Common Reading Lecture at 7:30 PM in Weber Chapel.
Susan R. Jones is Associate Professor and Director of the College Student Personnel Program at the University of Maryland- College Park.
1. Have a discussion about the “masks” that people feel they have to put on and why they feel like they need to have them.
4 actors: Jason, Roommate, Friend #1, Friend #2
Prop: Iphone with Stevie Wonder “Superstition” and Mac Miller “Self Care”
Jason, (in room listening to Stevie Wonder, then looks at watch): Uh oh, my roommate’s night class is almost done- he usually gets back about now, better switch the music (switches to Mac Miller)
Roommate walks in: Hi-
Jason: Hi how was your class?
Roommate: Good, actually. I’m just dropping off some stuff, heading back out to the library.
Jason: Ok, happy studying-
(Roommate leaves, Jason waits for a minute, then switches music back to Stevie Wonder, enjoys music, then Friend #1/Friend #2 burst in, Jason lunges to switch back to Mac Miller)
Friend #1: Hey Jason
Friend #2: What are you up to tonight
Jason: Not much, you?
Friend #1: Just whatever
Friend #2: I mean, you know
Friend #1: See ya (they leave)
(Jason waits, then switches back to Stevie Wonder)
Skits contributed by Dr. Jennifer Sacher-Wiley and Samantha Schwarz