Event Summary: Muscles and Male Violence–What’s the Connection?

On December 7, 2015, WGH, the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED), and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center sponsored a talk by Jerel Calzo, PhD, called “Muscles and Male Violence: What’s the Connection?” Calzo, a developmental psychologist, led a discussion on the connection between male body image and violence, using clips from the documentaries “The Mask You Live In” and “Shredded.” Steroid use, muscular body ideals, and the basis of violence were addressed.