Over on the Beyond Male Role Models website, the blog for the research project I am involved in at the Open University, is a blog post I have written about the Celebrity Male Role Models Pixel Campaign. This is a campaign seeking to end violence against women by giving men a voice and encouraging men to reflect on the qualities they admire in other men. You can read the full blog post here.
In the post, I reflect critically on the ways in which the male role model discourse is considered part of the solution to ending violence against women and the poor outcomes of vulnerable young men. I reflect on the idea that gender is in fact not all that relevant, rather the qualities of respect, honesty and understanding are what people value in others.
I hope you enjoy the post.