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The Man They Wanted Me To Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making - Jared Yates Sexton
The Man They Wanted Me To Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making
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The author of The People Are Going to Rise Upon Your Shore turns his keen eye to our current crisis of masculinity using his upbringing in rural Indiana to examine the personal and societal dangers of the patriarchy Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, The Man They Wanted Me... show more
The author of The People Are Going to Rise Upon Your Shore turns his keen eye to our current crisis of masculinity using his upbringing in rural Indiana to examine the personal and societal dangers of the patriarchy
Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, The Man They Wanted Me to Be is both memoir and cultural analysis. Jared Yates Sexton alternates between an examination of his working class upbringing and historical, psychological, and sociological sources that examine the genesis of toxic masculinity and its consequences for society.
As progressivism changes American society, and globalism shifts labor away from traditional manufacturing, the roles that have been prescribed to men since the Industrial Revolution have been rendered as obsolete. Donald Trump’s campaign successfully leveraged male resentment and entitlement, and now, with Trump as president and the rise of the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that our current definitions of masculinity are outdated and even dangerous.
Deeply personal and thoroughly researched, The Man They Wanted Me to Be examines how we teach boys what’s expected of men in America, and the long-term effects of that socialization—which include depression, shorter lives, misogyny, and suicide. Sexton turns his keen eye to the establishment of the racist patriarchal structure which has favored white men, and investigates the personal and societal dangers of such outdated definitions of manhood.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781640091818
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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4.5 The Man They Wanted Me to Be by Jared Yates Sexton
This is an essential book for the current times. Jared Yates Sexton addresses the issue of toxic masculinity with an insider's perspective. This is a memoir of growing up poor in the midwest, struggling with depression and alcohol abuse, a history of his parents and grandparents choices and their in...
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