Unveiling the power of words: explore our “masculinities glossary”

In a world where the language we use shapes our perspectives, fostering meaningful conversations about gender and societal structures is essential. Our Masculinities Glossary is not just a collection of terms; it’s a tool to unravel the intricacies of diverse identities, fostering a space for understanding and growth. It was developed as a tool to be used alongside our webinar on “ecological masculinities” but the potential for its usage goes far beyond our teach-in session.

How you can use it

The Masculinities Glossary is more than just a reference; it’s a companion on your journey of self-discovery and societal awareness. Whether you’re an educator, student, activist, or simply someone eager to deepen their understanding, this glossary is a versatile resource. Use it to:

  • Enhance conversations: Elevate your discussions by incorporating precise and informed language.
  • Educate others: Share the glossary to spark conversations and broaden perspectives in your community.
  • Build yourself: Gain a deeper understanding of the diverse facets of masculinities, breaking down barriers and challenging preconceived notions.

What you will learn

  • Intersectionality: Grasp the interconnected nature of gender, race, culture, and identity.
  • Critical perspectives: Understand the social, environmental, and cultural implications of masculinities.
  • Activism and advocacy: Equip yourself with the language to drive positive change and challenge harmful stereotypes.
  • Global context: Explore terms that highlights the global nuances of gender discussions.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037071.

Our masculinities glossary is not just a glossary; it's a catalyst for conversations that matter.

As language evolves, so does our understanding of gender and identity. By embracing the power of words, you contribute to a more inclusive and enlightened society.

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