The recent horrific murder of Malaysian teenager T. Nhaveen puts a spotlight on how expectations of ‘manliness’ imposed on young boys can lead to violent and tragic consequences. Such dynamics are playing out every day in Singapore, too.
A new survey by AWARE has shown that bullying and pressure to conform to gender norms are a significant part of teenage boys’ experiences growing up. 90% of respondents face pressures to be ‘manly’, which materialise through experiences of harassment, bullying, teasing, social exclusion, and psychological and physical violence.
The study surveyed 809 male respondents across JCs, Polytechnics and ITEs, ages 17 to 18, who reflected on their experiences during secondary school.
Join us for a dialogue session where we will present the findings of this survey. The roundtable will include Daryl Qilin Yam, Benny Bong, and Sherry Sherqueshaa.
ADDRESS: 5 Dover Crescent, #01-22, Singapore 130005
EVENT WEBSITE: AWARE (for registration)
DATE AND TIME
12 Jul 2017, 7pm-8.30pm