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by Jared Yates Sexton

  • Narrated by: Jared Yates Sexton
  • Narrated by: Jared Yates Sexton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Release date: 05-14-19
  • Release date: 05-14-19
  • Language: English
  • Language: English

Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, The Man They Wanted Me to Be is both memoir and cultural analysis. Jared Yates Sexton alternates between an examination of his working class upbringing and historical, psychological, and sociological sources that examine the genesis of toxic masculinity and its consequences for society.

As progressivism changes American society, and globalism shifts labor away from traditional manufacturing, the roles that have been prescribed to men since the Industrial Revolution have been rendered as obsolete. Donald Trump’s campaign successfully leveraged male resentment and entitlement, and now, with Trump as president and the rise of the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that our current definitions of masculinity are outdated and even dangerous.

Deeply personal and thoroughly researched, The Man They Wanted Me to Be examines how we teach boys what’s expected of men in America, and the long-term effects of that socialization-which include depression, shorter lives, misogyny, and suicide. Sexton turns his keen eye to the establishment of the racist patriarchal structure which has favored white men, and investigates the personal and societal dangers of such outdated definitions of manhood.

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Author

Jared Yates Sexton

Narrated by

Jared Yates Sexton

Length

6 hrs and 42 mins

Release date

05-14-19

Language

English

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