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School of Disability Studies Guest Lecture with Ricky Varghese
November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Figures suggest that men are more likely to refuse to wear face coverings than women.
How exactly does toxic masculinity come into play during a global pandemic? Join CESAR and Ricky Varghese for a conversation and analysis on toxic masculinity and its heath implications in regards to pandemic response.
Ricky Varghese is a psychotherapist and art writer based in Toronto. He is the inaugural Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Disability and Social Justice at Ryerson University (2020-2022) and is a candidate in training to become a psychoanalyst at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is the editor of a collection of essays Raw: PrEP, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Barebacking published by the University of Regina Press in 2019 and is currently working on a monograph about masculinity, suicidality, and the death instinct, and a research project under the heading of “Sex and the Pandemic.”
This will be a Zoom only event, focusing on masculinity, ableism, queer and straight male identity, and masks. Registration link will be posted soon.
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