In this conversation we cover:
- How to stop trying to be a “real man” and be the good man you likely already are
- The benefits that come to men who share household responsibilities
- Shifting from adversarial to win-win relationships so men and women get more of their desires and needs met
- The importance of moving forward in a way that men’s vulnerability is not used against them
- The generational change we are in the midst of: Moving beyond the Don Draper era (without blame or attack)
Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.
A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities and high schools. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, and has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men. He consults widely with corporations, NGOs and public sector organizations on gender equity issues.
He was recently called “the world’s most prominent male feminist” in The Guardian newspaper in London.