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Convos with Kesh: Millennials and Masculinity

Article by Kesho Kioko
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Posted: August 05, 2019  

Millennials and Masculinity was the theme of the 3rd Edition of the millennial discussions platform: convoswithkesh!

This was the best attended edition yet with millennials sharing their views on what it means to be masculine and be “a real man” in the Kenyan society.

It was a lively discussion with men and women highlighting history, age-differences, traditional gender roles and the environment as playing a huge role in the type of masculinity that men choose to embody.

The all-women panel was able to articulate their views on masculinity. Danniella Morgan, founder of Morgan Model Mentorship was able to articulate her views on gender roles as being out-dated expectations. She also reiterated that ‘success’ or ‘strong-headedness’ should not be seen as male or female but rather as human characteristics that all people should aspire to.

 

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On the other hand the Kenyan Ssenga a professional sex coach was of the view that human beings embody both masculine and feminine traits and what causes an imbalance in relationships is when men exhibit more feminine characteristics, leading women to step up and exhibit more masculine characteristics. This creates conflict because the natural order of things is for women to be feminine and men to be masculine.

 

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New Month New Event! ?⁣⁣⁣⁣ This Friday July 26th we’re exploring the theme Millennials and Masculinity! ⁣⁣Grab your ticket @kenyabuzz_ for Ksh. 500 and be sure to bring a friend! ⁣⁣ ⁣ So excited to introduce @kenyanssenga one of the panelists at the 3rd Edition of @convoswithkesh! #sex #sensuality and expression are tied to how we view our #bodies and the roles we play as being either masculine or feminine. But does this line ever blur? ? This friday she will be sharing her perspective on #masculinity in Kenya based on her varied experiences as a sex coach and relationship consultant. Don’t miss out! #july #convoswithkesh #relationship #talk #panel #discussion #ignairobi #masculinityandmillennials #masculinity #millennials #guest #speaker #feminism #positive #art #law #expression #women #empowerment #men #gender #genderroles #genderequality

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Despite the push and pull at the end it was agreed that people should focus on being authentic individuals and focus on defining what masculinity means on an individual basis, rather than basing it on societal expectations.

‘Convos with Kesh’ continues to be a unique space in the Kenyan scene that allows people to have lively discussions about the various social problems being experienced and the way forward. See you at the next edition!

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