Ep 142. Michael Kimmel: Men's Changing Roles - Work and Life with Stew Friedman
Michael Kimmel is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, where he is also the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Kimmel is a leading authority on masculinity and gender, and author of numerous books on manhood including Angry White Men as well as Manhood in America: A Cultural History, and his bestseller, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. Kimmel served as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice in the VMI and Citadel cases. He has consulted with all the Ministries for Gender Equality in the Nordic countries, and was the first man to deliver the International Women’s Day lecture at the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, and the European Space Agency.
Stew and Michael have a conversation about the history of feminism, the changing social and economic forces that shape gender roles, the way boys are raised in our culture, and what it means to be a man. They also discuss how the movement toward a more egalitarian world affects our organizations and our families.