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Annual Stache Bash promotes men as partners in prevention

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Graphic by Christian Edwin ~ Design Editor

Men will discuss male stereotypes and what it is like to live in today’s society at Southeast’s Campus Violence Prevention Program annual Stache Bash event.

“Stache Bash works to offset toxic masculinity in today’s society,” coordinator of campus violence prevention program Donna St. Sauver said. “Now more than ever, the national consensus on sexual violence looks at the important and underlying factors facilitating toxic masculinity.”

Stache Bash is a celebration of men as partners in the prevention of interpersonal and sexual violence. The event will celebrate men as partners in prevention at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1, in the University Center Ballroom.

Toxic masculinity refers to stereotypically masculine gender roles that restrict the kinds of emotions allowable for boys and men to express, according to Time.

St. Sauver hopes to continue efforts in combating toxic masculinity with conversation.

There will be a positive masculinity discussion held at 11:30 a.m. with panelists from Greek Life, the football team, LGBTQ+ Resource Center and faculty and staff.

Southeast’s football team will provide free lunch for the attendees. A photo booth, mustache contest and other games will be offered at the event.

Students can participate in a mustache contest through social media. To enter, students post a photo of their mustache with the tag @cvpsemo and a caption explaining what their definition of consent is.

Entries will be judged on facial hair length, fullness, style and understanding of consent. Winners will receive gift certificates and other prizes. The submission deadline is noon Nov. 8, and winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m.