What does masculinity mean in the twenty-first century? Is it an innate biological truth, a non-binary social construct or an outdated vehicle of oppression?
In this thought-provoking investigation into one of the most pressing issues of our time, James Innes-Smith examines a range of vital topics, from toxic masculinity and the blurring of gender roles to patriarchy, male suicide and the importance of positive role models. He talks to radical third-wave feminists, men’s rights activists and to ordinary men and women struggling to make sense of a rapidly changing landscape.
The Seven Ages of Man explores why maleness is having such a polarising effect both culturally and politically. It is about why men and women are losing faith in each other and what we need to do to regain trust.
Masculinity is under attack. This is the story of why it matters.