Reinventing Masculinity

Reinventing Masculinity The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection

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Synopsis

In a recent FiveThirtyEight poll, 60 percent of men surveyed said society puts pressure on men to behave in a way that is unhealthy or bad. Men account for 80 percent of suicide deaths in the United States and twice as many opioid overdose deaths as women. It's clear we urgently need new a model for a masculinity that works for both men and women. As an antidote to "toxic masculinity, which the authors reframe as Confined Masculinity, Ed Adams and Ed Frauenheim propose a new male paradigm: Expanded Masculinity. It replaces negative traits like hypercompetitiveness, anger, violence, misogyny, and extreme self-interest with compassion for others, a strong collaborative spirit, emotional expressivity, respect for cultural diversity and gender equality, and protection of the earth. Through hopeful stories, interviews with both thought leaders and everyday men, and practical exercises, this book shows the liberating power of a masculinity defined by the five Cs of Expanded Masculinity: Curiosity, Courage, Compassion, Connection, and Commitment. This way of being a man fosters healthy, harmonious relationships at every level.

Book information

ISBN: 9781523088966
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 155.332
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxi, 214
Weight: 316g
Height: 139mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 14mm