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  • Published: 3 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241356517
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

What Do Men Want?

Masculinity and Its Discontents




A philosopher asks, what exactly do men get out of being men in the twenty-first century?

It would be easy to write a feminist polemic denouncing men. This is not that book.

Something is definitely up with men. From millions who follow Jordan Peterson to the #metoo backlash, from Men's Rights activists and incels to spiralling suicide rates, it's easy to see that, while men still rule the world, masculinity is in crisis.

How can men and women live together in a world where capitalism and consumerism has replaced the values - family, religion, service and honour - that used to give our lives meaning? Feminism has gone some way towards dismantling the patriarchy, but how can we hold on to the best aspects of our metaphorical Father?

With illuminating writing from an original, big-picture perspective, Nina Power unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practise playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding and a lifetime of love.

  • Published: 3 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241356517
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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