One Hundred Percent discussed on The Takeaway

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What does a man do what is it to be a man the notion of what a man should be like this very confused and be a man it's not quite what you think it is whatever happened to gary cooper the strong silent type in order to be a man they've got a separate the heart from there there's a part of them crying out for the incorporation of the monster within them what has been life crush enemies limitation of women most of the violent crimes that happened not committed by women committed by men what does it mean to be a man about how hard you hit it's about how hard you get it keep moving forward man you have work to do to kick off our week long look at masculinity i sat down with two men who are some of the nation's foremost experts on well then dr michael kimmel is the founder of the center for the study of men and masculinity at stony brook university and better no data as associate professor of education at ucla we know that we're in a period of great flux around gender roles meant today in many families are doing far more childcare than their their fathers ever did they're doing the dishes more they're much more involved in the domestic life of families that doing it both because their partners insist upon it but also because many of them want to be involved with their kids want to be nurturers wanna be providers in ways that go beyond a paycheck and that suggests that the role of men is evolving but we don't know what's he volving too and that's where i think critical discussion about men's roles in society about what does it mean to be a man today are very important in and we need to recognize issues like race and class complicate the way we think about masculinity because it means different things in different contexts i couldn't agree more at what what patriots just said the other thing is that not only are we doing more housework and more childcare than ever before and not only do we want to but we're actually liking it so anybody who comes along as jordan peterson does and says we should return to those traditional ways is unlikely to resonate with women at all because i don't think tim i don't think that women who for example are going to have some kind of v8 moment where you hit yourself upside the head and say you know what they were right let's stop voting let's stop working let's stop driving cars that's up serving on juries let's stop having orgasms i mean that's not gonna happen so the question is not whether we are going to return to traditional roles we are not going to quote make gender great again unquote what we are going to do is move into the future and the few future is far more egalitarian than the past because to underline what patriots said this is not simply normative this is not simply what men should be doing it's what men are doing and it's what men feel motivated to be doing that is the done deal we're not gonna go backward and speaking about masculinity with professor or no get out of ucla and dr michael kimmel of stony brook university i wanna share call with you guys we got this call from tampa florida and will get your reaction after this is to kota throwing up i was never a man i like being doors musicals and being pretty you know it was one hundred percent straight i didn't understand why the men bullies but i was gay i wish we can live in a world where men didn't have to.

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