- Hardcover: 327 pages
- Publisher: Inkshares (March 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1941758657
- ISBN-13: 978-1941758656
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
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“[Myers] predicts that ‘men won't be the dominant sex in the future, but they won't be subservient either’...His views will stimulate controversy and conversation.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Once again, Jack Myers has his fingers on the pulse of the very latest. Myers has clearly done his homework, and the result is this superb book.” ―Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker of The Roosevelts and The Civil War
“The Future of Men is an incredibly important and timely book. A game-shifting story.” ― Morgan Spurlock, Documentary filmmaker, Super Size Me, Mansome, and Inside Man
““Girls rule!" "Girls rock!" "You go, Girl" Great, if you're a girl, but where does that leave the boys? Jack Myers' book, The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century should be required reading for every parent rearing sons.” ― Contessa Brewer, Anchor & Correspondent, NBC & MSNBC
“In his groundbreaking book, The Future of Men, Jack Myers challenges the existing role models on whom men base their male identity, opening the door to a new conversation about masculinity. It is a must-read for any man who wants to maintain a realistic balance of power in his relationships with the women in his life.” ― Dr. Jane Greer, Author of What About Me? Stop Selfishness from Ruining Your Relationship
“Jack Myers is an Ad Man. Which makes his new book The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century even more interesting. From a world that worships the image rather than the reality, Myers tells us to ignore the images that have defined men in the past and instead embrace our sensitivity and become more empathetic. In order to become better men, he says we need, among other things, to act more like women! He's GOT to be good to pull this off! He is.” ― Larry Kramer, President & Publisher, USA Today
“Jack Myers has proven over and over again that he has an eye for the trends that drive our culture and our industry. Now Jack, a Mad Men admirer from the start, tackles head-on the future of (all) men. I look forward to diving into something that should likely be labeled with a life-sized' spoiler alert' for all of our gender.” ― Charlie Collier, President, AMC & SundanceTV
“It's no secret that gender roles are blurring, but discussion on the future of this evolutionary change has been minimal. The Future of Men is the guide we've needed to walk us through this shift from the macho man to the modern man.” ― Sydney N. Fulkerson, Author, The Coffee Run: And Other Internship Need-to-Knows
“Yet again, I find myself eagerly awaiting the blunt, eye-opening cultural insights that I am doubtless Jack Myers will bring to us with The Future of Men. He has a way of packaging his cultural insights to directly assist the reader in business and life at large.” ― Kendall Allen, Principal, Influence Collective LLC
“An important book for all people to read with the changing times.” ― Alan Cohen, President & Founder, Giant Spoon
“I’ve studied boomers and the Age Wave for the past three decades; however, I also recognize the need to focus on younger generations, especially on the changing dynamics of gender relationships. In The Future of Men, Jack Myers confronts changing realities in society, culture, business and more.” ― Ken Dychtwald, PHD, Author, A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Work, Retirement, and Success
“Jack Myers is a media visionary and - once again - he’s asking a big, hairy and contentious question: what is the future of men? Did that make you raise an eyebrow (or two)? What happens to men in the era of "Lean In"? How will gender equality (or a shift in balance) change the landscape? The Future of Men’s answers will surprise and delight you.” ― Mitch Joel, President, Mirum, Author, Six Pixels of Separation & CTRL ALT DELETE
“Learn what it takes to be a real man. Whether you eat quiche or not, this book is a must read!” ― Jeffrey Hayzlett, Primetime TV & Radio Host
“Jack Myers has done it again. This time he delves deeply into the current and future status of masculinity and what it will mean to “be a man” in the decades ahead. The current fundamental recasting of gender roles is one of the most profound dynamics in the world today. The Future of Men is a must read.” ― David Houle, Futurist, EvolutionShift.com
“Jack Myers envisions a better day when masculine strength is defined by empathy and sensitivity instead of the macho, often sexist, attitudes and behavior of the past. His new book, The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century, will hasten that better day.” ― Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide Communications Group
About the Author
Jack Myers is a cultural, economic, and technology visionary; an award-winning documentary film producer; and an author who has researched and reported on the impact of media and technology on society for more than forty years. Jack is the author of four previous books, including Virtual Worlds: Rewiring Our Emotional DNA, Reconnecting with Customers: Building Brands and Profits in the Relationship Age, and Adbashing: Surviving the Attacks on Advertising. His fourth book, Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics, and Saving the World, received International Book Awards in the Youth Issues and Women’s Issues categories. Jack is founder of Women Advancing, a 7,500-member all-women’s dual-mentoring support group, and he passionately believes that society needs to recognize how successful the women’s movement has been and will continue to be, as well as identify and address the implications for men, especially for young men and boys.
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You'll be out-earned, out-educated, and generally out-performed by women.
This book totally reshaped my view of women in the work place.
Are men truly useless in this new female-centric world, or are we being held back as revenge for over five millenia of male rule?
Is it going to take five thousand more years for men and women to truly be equal?
I believe it is true that having more women in the workplace (as well as laws) have upended the behavior exhibited on Mad Men. Also, it has become clearer and clearer that men do not have a god-given right to lead (as if they ever did). However, to idolize a society in which men become more and more like women seems wrong-headed. Shouldn’t we have a society where women and men can work together using their individual (and quite possibly different) skills? Meyers talks about the current differences in educational achievement among men and women. He says that 65% of students working on graduate degrees are female. Now, not too long ago about 98% of graduate students were male. That was the result of sexism and it was a symptom of something going wrong in our society. Isn’t the fact that now 65% of graduate students are female a symptom of something going wrong? It is certainly not sexism or discrimination, but it seems to me that we, as a society, must be doing something wrong if we are discouraging men from going on in school or failing to prepare men for the rigor of that type of work. Let’s talk about that if we are talking about the future of men.
Another thread running through the book is that males are inferior because they possess a Y-chromosome that is degenerating whereas the X-chromosome is strengthening. Women possess two X-chromosomes whereas men possess one X and one Y chromosome. This original theory comes from Bryan Sykes who is a real live respected geneticist. It is evidently true that the Y-chromosome is deteriorating since it doesn’t have the same self-correcting evolutionary mechanism that the X-chromosome has. However, this devolution, according to Wikipedia takes place over millions of years. Myers takes this idea and blames much of men’s poor behavior on their lousy chromosome. I am not a scientist, but this sounds like complete bunk to me. On the last page of the book he says, “We can, it seems, rely on the genetic stability of women to guide us into the future collaboratively and cooperatively with men, to achieve a more stable and healthier gender balance.” Now I like the collaborative sentiment and the heathier gender balance sentiment, but if you parse the sentence, Meyer evidently believes that women are superior (better genetic stability) and that they will lead men into the future. . .collaboratively.
Overall, I am very disappointed in a book about men which attempts to grab tabloid type headlines but fails to realistically address how men and women can change the type of men’s behavior that promotes sexism and harms women.