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Connections: does recycling have a gender connotation?

Is recycling a feminine activity? Penn State researchers found that some men are hesitant to recycle because they don’t want to be perceived as gay or overly feminine. It’s a remarkable bit of research about how people view gender norms. We’ll explore the study and the consequences of attaching a patina of gender to pro-environmental behavior.

Our guests:

--Jim Tappon, part of the faith-based outreach team for the Citizens Climate Lobby

--Mark Primus, professor in the department of social work at Nazareth College

--Rowan Collins, local educator

--Peter Bartula, president of Computer Systems Asset Disposal

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.