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The Future of Men Press Tour

The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century has officially published, but the conversation has just begun! Check out Jack’s past media appearances, including "CBS This Morning," Fox's "Good Day New York" and "The Dr. Oz Show." If you would like to request an interview, please contact connor@mediavillage.com.

 

On publication day, Jack appeared on CBS This Morning with New York Times correspondent and author Jodi Kantor and hosts Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell, and Soledad O’Brien to talk about how traditional gender roles are changing and what it means for the workplace. Watch the full interview and read the recap here.

 

"THE FUTURE OF MEN" - FOX5 GOOD DAY NEW YORK

Jack sat down with hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly on Fox5 Good Day New York to talk about the confusion and emerging crisis among young men today. “For young boys and college kids, gender neutrality is the norm,” Jack commented. While this is great, he continued, confusion arises when men and women enter a largely male-centric workplace environment and are expected to act differently. 

Jack sat down with hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly on Fox5 Good Day New York to talk about the confusion and emerging crisis among young men today. “For young boys and college kids, gender neutrality is the norm,” Jack commented. While this is great, he continued, confusion arises when men and women enter a largely male-centric workplace environment and are expected to act differently. 

 

“Donald Trump is a 70-year-old f**kboy”: How our masculinity crisis helped Trump rise to political power - SALON

Salon speaks to Jack about the rise of Trump, our masculinity crisis, Don Draper, and how shifting gender roles are affecting men. “The man most suited to the transformation is a man comfortable with his feminine side – comfortable being emotionally open, being honest with relationships, honest with himself, honest in his career – all the qualities that we’ve historically attributed to women. And all qualities that a lot of young men have,” Jack commented. Click here to read the full article.

Salon speaks to Jack about the rise of Trump, our masculinity crisis, Don Draper, and how shifting gender roles are affecting men. “The man most suited to the transformation is a man comfortable with his feminine side – comfortable being emotionally open, being honest with relationships, honest with himself, honest in his career – all the qualities that we’ve historically attributed to women. And all qualities that a lot of young men have,” Jack commented. Click here to read the full article.

 
Do men need to rethink their role in the workplace? Jack talked to Fast Company about the top three ways to rebrand the American business man. After centuries of workplace domination, men could benefit from taking a page from the women’s movement’s playbook, he says.

Do men need to rethink their role in the workplace? Jack talked to Fast Company about the top three ways to rebrand the American business man. After centuries of workplace domination, men could benefit from taking a page from the women’s movement’s playbook, he says.

 

Has this election exposed a masculinity crisis among younger generations? "Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are tapping into a 'Lean Out' generation of men," Jack writes in an op-ed for TIME. He writes, "We are at a historic moment in gender relations. The women’s movement can move ahead with the active support, involvement and encouragement of men, or fall behind as men—especially young men—take up arms behind the quiet, but active, angry men’s movement. This conflict is playing out in politics right now." Read the full piece here

 

What's holding back advertising and marketing today? In a woman-run world, marketers are going to have to start examining shifting gender roles. Through a media and marketing lens, Ad Age columnist Rance Crain reviews "The Future of Men" and offers some advice to marketers: "Let's make the new family structure the new purpose-driven advertising." 

 

Jack Myers, founder of MediaVillage, joined host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. On the show, Jack shares his inspiration behind The Future of Men, and perspectives on a generation in cultural conflict. He discusses how men are caught between two opposing worlds; there are those rebelling with the stand-up, be tough and adversarial attitude toward the societal shift of women in power. At the same time, there are men actively embracing feminine qualities, showing emotion and empathy, and collaborating more with women in the workplace and at home. 

 
 

NONFICTION BOOK REVIEW: "THE FUTURE OF MEN" - PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

Publisher's Weekly reviews The Future of Men: "Myers (Hooked Up) examines culture, sex, politics, business, and gender in this provocative, well-researched book. He believes 'we are in the midst of the greatest societal transformation in the history of humanity: the transformation from male to female dominance.' The book traces much current cultural strife to the efforts of men to maintain power in the face of women's advancement. One solution to this impasse? Men need to accept roles that have previously been considered feminine. It will take another generation or two for this shift to be realized, but when it does, Myers writes, both men and women will be better for it. He predicts that 'men won't be the dominant sex in the future, but they won't be subservient either.' Myers also reinterprets some familiar statistics, such as the small percentage of female top executives and politicians, in a newly positive light, as showing a trend towards the inevitable female assumption of power. His views will stimulate controversy and conversation...."

 

David Shaw, a clinical social worker and commentator for The Good Men Project, reflects on The Future of Men, modern masculinity, and how men should adapt to the change in gender norms: "The tide has already changed. It is rising the capital of women. It is also creating great opportunity for men. The main point of The Future of Men, is that the tidal shift is inevitable and accelerating. What is uncertain is how men will learn not to drown and how to delight in the warmth of the new currents." Read the full piece here

 

Poughkeepsie Journal reviews The Future of Men: "He does not belittle the great hurdles overcome and still ahead for women, but he sees clearly that men are no longer holding the reins. The title of his latest book - 'The Future of Men" - has a somewhat ominous sound to it, and sure enough, when Myers has spoken on the subject, some men have asked him, half-jokingly, 'You mean we have a future?' So something is in the air...." Read the full review here.

 

CHANNELING TESTOSTERONE - FREE BEACON BOOK REVIEW

The Washington Free Beacon reviews The Future of Men: "According to Jack Myers, the future of men in the twenty-first century is bleak. And he thinks men know it. He quotes men to whom he explained his book project asking, wryly, 'You mean we have a future?' Women are on the ascendant, and men are being eclipsed: the male dominance that has been the norm for millennia is a thing of the past...."  

 

The Good Men Project sits down with Jack to talk modern masculinity and the future of men: "Jack has a long history of thinking about society's problems in ways that challenge us to solve them both sensibly and creatively, and his new book is no exception. Jack lauds the long-overdue accomplishments of the women's movement, while simultaneously pointing out that men-who are now evolving beyond the old macho stereotypes, parenting more actively, and rewriting their emotional lives-are getting lost in the shuffle."

 

Are there bonding opportunities for men outside sports? MediaVillage editor Ed Martin reflects on his experience woking on a production of "Take Me Out" and what it means for the future of men. He writes, "Outside of participating in sports on any level from amateur to professional, or gathering to watch sports on a regular basis with the same guys in the nearest man-cave, I'm not sure what options are available for men who might benefit from extended bonding of the kind we all experienced throughout the process of putting together our show." Read the full piece here.

 

THE NEW INSTABILITY? - MSNBC'S MORNING JOE

Is there a new instability in the American family? Jack joined Glamour's editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to discuss the evolving picture of working families in the US, which are continually changing with the economic gains and losses. 

 

"What drives a successful, 68-year-old business man and author to consider the downfall of his ilk and become a student of gender studies?" AskMen asked Jack. "I believe men need an advocate for identifying, recognizing, and communicating clearly what the implications are going to be from the success of the women's movement... while at the same time acknowledging that these successes are going to continue and men need to understand of supporting these advances as opposed to some of the backlash we've been seeing," Jack concluded. Read the full interview by clicking the picture.

 

Are men more inclined to lie than women? David Shaw, a clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of men, discusses the reality that, with shifting gender norms, more and more men are starting to value honest communication and the impact of social media on communication. Shaw writes, "Jack Myers, in his book, The Future of Men, details how the rise of social media has impacted the long tradition of men being advised when caught in a lie, to continue to lie, until offended parties give up seeking justice. Traditional mass media loses interest quickly. Social media never forgets." Read the full piece here.

 
Clinical social worker David Shaw, who specializes in men's treatment, shares his experience working in a traditionally female-dominated field, treating men with substance abuse disorders, and his reaction to The Future of Men. He writes, "When I went on to work with me with substance abuse disorders, I discovered that much of what is focused on to help people with substance abuse disorders is teaching and supporting traditional feminine values and skill sets." Read the full reflection here.

Clinical social worker David Shaw, who specializes in men's treatment, shares his experience working in a traditionally female-dominated field, treating men with substance abuse disorders, and his reaction to The Future of Men. He writes, "When I went on to work with me with substance abuse disorders, I discovered that much of what is focused on to help people with substance abuse disorders is teaching and supporting traditional feminine values and skill sets." Read the full reflection here.

 

Battle of the sexes With Jack myers - halli casser-jayne podcast

Is it still a man's world? It's the Battle of the Sexes, twenty-first century style, and Jack gets to the heart of the current state of gender dynamics and relationships with renowned reporter, author, and radio personality Halli Casser-Jayne. Listen to the hour-long segment above.

 

Jack Myers on the future of men - six pixels of separation with mitch joel

Jack chats with Mirium President Mitch Joel about the future of men on Six Pixels of Separation! In a world moving toward gender equality, do we need to pay attention to men? Joel asks Jack the tough questions and asks you to bring an open mind! 

 

Jack joined Bloomberg Advantage hosts Chris Johnson and Carol Massar to discuss the new realities young men are facing as they grow up in a world of gender equality that still tells them to “man up” and “be a man.” What does it mean to be a “real man” today?

 

THE CHANGING ROLE OF MASCULINITY - WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO

Jack appeared on WPR Central Time with hosts Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett to talk about the dramatic changes in the gap between men and women in education, earnings, and equality over the past few decades. How are men faring in this new environment? Listen to the full segment above. 

 

JACK MYERS, THE FUTURE OF MEN - AMERIKA NOW WITH BARB ADAMS

Jack joined Amerika Now host Barb Adams to discuss the transformation in gender roles emerging in younger generations and how young men and women are struggling within systems that are still defined by traditional and outdated norms. From media messaging to the workplace, if we start addressing this transformation, Jack says, women will be able to progress more quickly in their careers and men will have the chance to be better employees and fathers. "We are not providing men with positive role models" in advertising, television, and the workplace to help them navigate a gender-balanced world, Jack commented.

 

Guest Jack Myers - Answers for the family

Jack joined Dr Matthew Polacheck on Answers for the Family to talk the future of men! From shifting gender norms, in which women are generating greater income and more men are staying home with the kids, to areas where women are growing in dominance, Jack explained how the traditional roles of men and women are becoming blurred, and what young men can do to find their place in today's new world. 

 

JACK MYERS ON THE FUTURE OF MEN - KNOWLEDGE FOR MEN PODCAST

Jack joined Knowledge for Men podcast host Andrew Ferebee to discuss the key steps men must take to adapt to a world of shifting gender norms. To find role models and examples of manhood in the twenty-first century, Jack explained, you have to look past poor media portrayals and sitcom expectations of maniless.

 

The Future of Men - SWANK LIFE with Jason Hartman

Jack joined Swank Life host Jason Hartman to talk the changing relationship dynamics confronting young men and women today. As women capture 60 percent of college degrees, they are finding it increasingly difficult to find educational equals as partners. Jack and Jason discuss. 

 

IT'S YOUR TURN WITH DAVE MALARKEY - WISR radio

Jack chatted with It's Your Turn host Dave Malarkey about the responses to The Future of Men, how men and women are perceived in the workplace, and the emerging educational crisis among young men. As the younger generations dismantle traditional gender roles, there's no societal support for men as caretakers, stay-at-home dads, or men in "pink collar" careers, Jack commented. "They are dealing with twenty-first century realities, but are, in many ways, still expected to conform to twentieth century norms," he continued.

 

AUTHOR JACK MYERS - DAN & MIKE IN THE MORNING

Jack joined Dan & Mike in The Morning to talk about younger generations' voting tendencies and the conflicts among young men and women today. "In order to have a healthy women's movement going forward, we also have to also look at the conflicts and challenges among young men," Jack commented. 

 

PALMETTO MORNINGS - WRHI RADIO

Jack appeared WRHI radio to discuss shifting gender roles in the home and in relationships. The fact that 43 percent of children today grow up in fatherless homes today versus 6 percent in 1970 is a dramatic shift that is impacting younger generations, Jack commented. 

 

INTERVIEW WITH JACK MYERS - THE SOURCE RADIO

Jack chats with hosts Larry Whitler and Robin MacBlane from AM Ocala Live about destructive portrayals of men in media, television, film, and advertising. In many instances, Jack commented, we still perpetuate misogyny, dishonesty, and other harmful behaviors among young men, and this is a problem we need to address. 

 

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Jack joins The Franki Boyer Show to talk about the societal changes underway as traditional gender roles are challenged and redefined.  As these changes uproot relationships and the workplace, "We need a movement for men that makes them better husbands, better dads, and better employees," Jack concluded.