Populist Masculinity and the Suspension of Order

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My latest article exploring the dynamics of populist masculinity at Paste magazine Populist Masculinity The theme of masculinity in the Trump era has received a good deal of attention, but the nature of this attention is shallow. Certainly, Trump is a misogynist who has given a permission slip to a certain section of society to […]

Conformist Masculinity and the Quest for Freedom

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I have a new article out about conformism, freedom and masculinity: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/conformist-masculinity-and-the-quest-for-freedom-wcz/ Male Initiation Stage 2 on The Five Stages of Masculinity is concerned with constructing an image of what masculinity should look like, encouraging men to fulfil that image and mocking those who do not. There are various types of Stage 2 masculinity, but whether […]

The Five Stages of Masculinity January News Roundup

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The Five Stages of Masculinity Official Certification Registration is now open to become officially certified in The Five Stages of Masculinity. The certification course will be delivered remotely, but participants will work individually with me via email, telephone and Skype. This is not an online course where participants passively watch videos and take simple quizzes. […]

Men, Women, and the Challenge of Individual and Systemic Privilege

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I have a new article out about the need for a more nuanced understanding of male privilege: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/men-women-and-the-challenge-of-individual-and-systemic-privilege-wcz/ The Disconnect One of the disconnects that many men feel when they listen to feminist arguments is that while they may have sympathy for the fact that women as a group are oppressed, they do not perceive themselves […]

Response to Robin Hanson

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I recently wrote about masculinity in the context of Robin Hanson’s book, The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth. Hanson has written a critique of this article that I would quickly like to respond to. In short, Hanson claims I have misread his book. He states, “For the record, […]

Masculinity in “The Age of Em”

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I have a new article out discussing masculinity in the context of “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” by Robin Hanson: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/masculinity-in-the-age-of-em-wcz/ Robin Hanson’s recent book The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth is a fascinating exploration of what the world may look […]

Populist Masculinity: What It Is, and How To Beat It

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This is my new article about populist masculinity: read it if you have any wish to resist Trump https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/12/populist-masculinity-what-it-is-and-how-to-beat-it.html We are all now very familiar with the theme of masculinity in the Trump era. Commentary regarding the 2016 presidential campaign resulted in endless column inches highlighting how Trump embodied misogyny and hyper-masculinity. This commentary also introduced […]