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For the love of men : a new vision for mindful masculinity
2019
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Summary

A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.

In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. Men grow up being told that boys don't cry and dolls are for girls (a newer phenomenon than you might realize--gendered toys came back in vogue as recently as the 80s). They learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. They must be the breadwinners, they must be the romantic pursuers. This hasn't been good for the culture at large: 99% of school shooters are male; menin fraternities are 300% (!) more likely to commit rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.

In For the Love of Men , Liz offers a smart, insightful, and deeply-researched guide for what we're all going to do about toxic masculinity. For both women looking to guide the men in their lives and men who want to do better and just don't know how, For the Love of Men will lead the conversation on men's issues in a society where so much is changing, but gender roles have remained strangely stagnant.

What are we going to do about men? Liz Plank has the answer. And it has the possibility to change the world for men and women alike.

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Table of Contents
Author's Notep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Amuse-bouche: Thomas's Storyp. 21
Part IThe Lies We Tell About Men
The Problem that Had No Namep. 27
Amuse-bouche: But First, a Quick Crash Course in Genderp. 31
1You're Not Born a Manp. 35
2Manhood Is Never Fully Earned and Needs to Be Renewed Over and Over Againp. 41
3Masculinity Is Under Attackp. 49
4Men Are Slaves to Their Bodies and Their Nether Regionsp. 55
5Men Don't Need Intimacyp. 67
6Male Shame: What Is It Like to Feel Like You Need to Prove Something You Never Quite Feel Like You Have?p. 75
Amuse-bouche: Victor's Storyp. 87
Part III Love Men
7The Great Suppressionp. 93
Amuse-bouche: Wade's Storyp. 121
8Bromancep. 125
Amuse-bouche: Glen's Storyp. 141
9Waffles Are His Love Languagep. 145
Amuse-bouche: Mau's Storyp. 181
10The Mancessionp. 185
Amuse-Bouche: The Post-#MeToo Rulesp. 211
11If Patriarchy Is So Great, Why Is It Making You Die?p. 217
Amuse-bouche: Nico's Storyp. 249
12The Making of Menp. 253
13Compassion As the Antidote to Hatep. 273
Amuse-bouche: D'Arcee's Storyp. 285
Conclusion: The Case for Mindful Masculinityp. 289
Notesp. 297
Bibliographyp. 299
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
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