When we think of the fight for gender equality, more often than not it’s framed in terms of the unequal, often violent, treatment suffered by women and girls.
In many, many places, that is very much still the case – but in the West the ‘battle of the sexes’ is not as clear cut as it once was. Though there are certainly a host of challenges facing women and girls, it’s also the case that – in the US in particular – the social and economic life of men has been turned upside down. Men are losing ground in the labour market, falling behind in education and increasingly missing out on family life – for Black men in particular, these problems are even more acute.
In his new book ‘Of Boys and Men’, the writer and policy expert Richard Reeves takes on these issues head-on and suggests some perhaps surprising solutions.
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