Listen To Esther Perel Talk About What It Means To Be A Man, Live In Conversation At Lifehacker 

For our first Livehacker event, we hosted an evening with therapist, author and podcast host Esther Perel; divorce lawyer James J. Sexton; and multi-talented performer Donald Shorter, Jr. We had posed this question to our guests: "How should a man be?" Their exploration of this topic was as entertaining as it was illuminating.

Esther Perel and Victor Jeffreys II. Photo: Alice Bradley (Lifehacker)

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Discussed in This Episode

  • How men behave in conflict
  • Why men have a harder time discussing heartbreak and disappointment than they do anger
  • Why angry, hurt men are a public health concern
  • What Donald Shorter learned the first time s/he stepped outside in drag
  • How the question "How should a man be?" becomes "How should I be?"
  • Why it's time for men to rethink their identity as a group
  • The Incel community and its roots in humiliation
  • Why gender identity for men is more fragile than it is for women
  • The potential for transformation in men
  • How Esther raised her boys

Plus, a Q&A with the audience.


Comments

    An interesting podcast, I particularly warmed to Esther's comments where she sees these issues as a journey that both man and woman must make together. Her points were very insightful. My only negative comment would be the title of the article - What It Means To Be A Man - gee, not one positive comment about the male of the species. Perhaps a part 2 which explores the positive side of men?

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