Vol. 19 No. 2 (2021): n° 2 luglio-dicembre 2021
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Not All Migrant Men Embrace Toxic Masculinity, Do They?

Patricia Huion
Muhammet Hakan Ayçiçek
Published December 23, 2021
  • genders,
  • toxic masculinity,
  • refugees,
  • migration,
  • arts-based activities
How to Cite
Huion, P., & Ayçiçek, M. H. (2021). Not All Migrant Men Embrace Toxic Masculinity, Do They?. Rivista Italiana Di Educazione Familiare, 19(2), 41-50. https://doi.org/10.36253/rief-10521


Gender identities and roles have changed over time and have reached their present meanings. In addition, the expectations and acceptance of different cultures have caused these roles to show various developments. Finally, the increase in immigration to Europe has forced these young people who grew up in other cultures and their families to learn to live in a new culture and mandatory adaptation of two cultures. The biggest problem with mixing in a new culture was that the male trait, defined as toxic masculinity and taught as a power in eastern cultures, was not accepted in this new culture. Toxic masculinity is a man proving his existence to his gender, other genders, and entire social environment through anger, destructiveness, and pressure. “CommUnity” Project aims to bring together the young people of these different cultures with art-based design thinking activities. Those will help them get to know, understand, and adapt to each other in a peaceful environment where they can discuss the problem solutions openly and do art activities together.
The main expectation is that the young people who have changed with these works will influence their environment and lead to a shared society that does not experience unnecessary violence and radicalism and lives in harmony.


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