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The Will to Change

Men, Masculinity, and Love
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Everyone needs to love and be loved - even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are - whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways. She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves - and lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. A brave and astonishing work, The Will to Change is designed to help men reclaim the best part of themselves.

©2003 Gloria Watkins (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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I'd rather this topic covered by a man

one woman's view, experiences and thoughts on how things should be and the mistakes that got us here. Nothing new, more suggestions of over adjustments and boundary blurring. Not as balanced as I'd hoped.

Men need to choose good mentors and there are many.

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  • 21-05-2020

Loved!

This book gave me so much free game. Bell Hooks Elaborated more on what I already believed about men. If you love any man this is a book worth a read. It starts with a man first to destroy Patriarchy but woman Immediately after.

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  • 18-04-2020

Bell Hooks, my hero!!

Loved this book. Full of incredible, life changing insights. I'd give more stars if possible.

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  • Cree
  • 16-03-2020

Poetic, accessible, political

Bell can do little wrong in my eyes, this is an important text nearly 20 years on. I've been waiting for more of bells texts to go up, please put more of Bells work on audio!!