The Man They Wanted Me to Be

Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making
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Product Number: Z100150189
Released: May 14, 2019
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ISBN: #9781684572496
Narrator/s: Jared Yates Sexton
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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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with Trump as president and the rise of the #MeToo movement, it's clear that our current definitions of masculinity are outdated and even dangerous.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racist patriarchal structure which has favored white men, and investigates the personal and societal dangers of such outdated definitions of manhood.

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Author(s): Jared Yates Sexton
Original Publish Date: May 14, 2019

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Author(s): Jared Yates Sexton
Narrator(s): Jared Yates Sexton
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Released: May 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684572489

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