D.U.D.E.S., or Dudes Understanding Diversity and Ending Stereotypes, is a beacon for male wokeness at Southern California’s University of Redlands. Its mission: to reduce some of the harm that a rigid, emotionally constipated conception of manhood can inflict. “For some guys, it’s so hard to even describe an emotion that you’re feeling because of the fear of being called a pussy, or a bitch, and that in turn creates an inability to build strong relationships,” says Jesse Wims, a freshman on the basketball team, who attends some of the weekly D.U.D.E.S. discussion groups. According to Zack Ritter, one of the founders of the program, the goal is to allow men to “become their authentic selves.” If that includes having men walk down a red carpet wearing high heels, so be it.
Read about the dudes doing masculinity damage control here.
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