The pursuit of manliness harms men - and women as well

2006-01-08 One-minute read

Thanks Rafa for this one.

Harvey Mansfield’s book Manliness hardly deserves mention except as a foil for talking about something much more interesting. In this case why men should support feminism out of self-interest (for those that can’t think of any other reasons).

…the dominant construction of masculinity in U.S. culture (rooted in aggression and a quest for power over others) leads not only to predictable injuries to women and girls (through the discriminatory practices and violence that stems from those values) but is also toxic to men. What creates risks for women also constrains the lives of men.

Check out the entire article here.