Drawing on extensive research and interviews with educators, activists, parents, psychologists, sociologists, and young men, Rachel Giese examines the myths of masculinity and the challenges facing boys today in Boys: What It Means to Become a Man. If girls can expand the borders of femaleness, could boys also be set free of limiting, damaging expectations about manhood and masculinity? Could what’s been labelled “the boy crisis” be the beginning of a revolution in how we raise young men? With lively reportage and clear-eyed analysis, Giese reveals that the movement for gender equality has the potential to liberate us all.
RACHEL GIESE is an editor-at-large at Chatelaine and a regular contributor and guest host on CBC Radio's q. Her award-winning journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Flare, The Globe and Mail, Today's Parent and NewYorker.com. She lives in Toronto with her wife and son.