#MeToo & Toxic Masculinity with Juan Carlos Arean

 Photo by  Edu Lauton  on  Unsplash

Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash

From Hashtags to Healing

The shadow of America's misogyny is coming to light as more and more women tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault. The #metoo trend on social media gave many survivors a platform to speak and, whereas women used to be doubted and even maligned, this hashtag points to a shift occurring in the collective as the capacity to both recognize our personal traumas as well as hear the stories of others expands.

But how do we move forward from a hashtag to real healing? The narrow view of masculinity that runs rampant in every realm of our patriarchal society - exemplified by the Harvey Weinsteins and Donald Trumps of the world - harms not only women and non-males but also our boys and men. How can we reclaim both the sacred masculine and sacred feminine? Juan Carlos Areán, an expert in domestic violence prevention and interspiritual minister, joins us as we reflect on the toxic masculinity pervading our culture and explore ways to heal the pain and trauma at a soul level. 

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Juan Carlos Areán

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