#Guytalk is a method for starting conversations about what it’s like to be a man, based on different themes. The initiative was started by Make Equal as a reaction on a wave of sexual assaults at Swedish music festivals during the summer of 2016. The ambition with #Guytalk is to give guys and men the chance to start with themselves when working towards an equal society for all.
No matter if you’re gonna have a #Guytalk at home or at a restaurant, club, association or festival, we have some tips on how you or your organization can get started:
We also have a checklist with important things to consider before, during and after the conversation. Feel free to copy the invite above and send it to the people you want to talk to.
Do you need more help getting started? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You decide what you want to talk about during your dinner. A good base to get the conversation started is
our conversational guides:
Love Friendship Ego Avoidance Fragility Sex If your organization wants more information about #Guytalk or an introduction before you get started you can book Make Equal. Working with equality within the organization creates credibility outwards. Contact us at email@example.com
As a result of #metoo we created material especially for workplaces - and also material focusing on dads and a special guide created for use in schools.co-workers #guytalk dads #guytalk young people #guytalk
Can dinner with your guy friends prevent rapes? Yes, as part of a greater plan, Ida Östensson, founder of Make Equal believes. After her appeal on Facebook about starting guy dinners destructive norms among men, the response has been overwhelming.
Read the full Article with Ida here (swedish)
Sexual assault. Sexual harassment. Violence. The perpetrators almost exclusively men. Niclaes Wallmark and Henrik Teljfors had enough and started #Guytalk in a club environment to change the attitudes of men.
Read the full article with Niclas and Henrik here (swedish)
Ida Östensson encourages men to discuss closeness, norms, peer pressure, sex and love in small groups. Erik Otterman caught on to the idea and arranged a #Guytalk.
Listen to the radio feature here (swedish)