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

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.