Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Geeking your way to manliness

So, there's a book called Mansfield's Book of Manly Men:  An Utterly Invigorating Guide to Being Your Most Masculine Self.  

I guess I just don't get it.  

Isn't being manly about not reading books, let alone books about how to be manly?  Let alone books that contain unnervingly unmanly terms like "utterly" and "invigorating"?  I mean, if you have to read a book about how to be manly, what does that say about you in terms of manliness?  

I ask these questions as one who makes no pretensions about being manly (it's hard to claim to be a tough guy when my business card reads "professor" on it) and who loves reading books about manliness.  But for those dudes who really want to be manly,....ummm...I don't get it.  But it's your dime.

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