The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love | By bell hooks

The Will To Change

Men, Masculinity, and Love

By bell hooks Gloria Jean Watkins

With the courage, honesty, and compassion that have made her one of America’s most provocative authorities on modern culture, bell hooks takes on the interior lives of men and answers their most intimate questions about love. Everyone needs to love and be loved – even men. In this groundbreaking book, 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, ethnicity, or cultural persuasion.

Written in response to the author’s in-depth discussions with men who were inspired by her trilogy, All About Love, Salvation, and Communion, bell hooks’s The Will to Change addresses maleness and masculinity in new and challenging ways. With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks answers the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society.

She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves. Only through this liberation will they lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. Men can access these feelings by giving themselves permission to be vulnerable. As they grow more…

„Analyzing everything around me and just asking them like send me books. They send me bell hooks. And I started reading up on it, doing a lot of reading, we did a six month lock down at the high security prison. And I started seeing how we work. Like we as men were really destroying ourselves.“

RICHIE

Richie, a convicted felon builds a feminist movement from behind bars at an all-male prison in Soledad, California.


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