December 16, 2017

Jack Myers Discusses the Future of Men on CBSN

MediaVillage founder and media ecologist Jack Myers, also known as the author of books on Gen Z and gender in society, appeared on CBSN on Tuesday to discuss his new book, The Future of Men: Men on Trial.  Myers was asked about the proliferation of sexual harassment stories and rapidly changing gender roles.  He shared insights about men in society, as well as recommendations to ensure greater gender equality. A big part of this, he noted, is the need for greater positive representation of male role models in the media.  “The future of men really depends on what we do right now,” he […]
November 28, 2017

MEN: Are Even the Good Ones Bad?

In Jack Myers prescient 2016 book, The Future of Men: Men on Trial, he predicted the current wave of exposure of male harassment, indecency and shame. He also uncovered the subtle and less exposed ways men suffer from the addiction of the negative patriarchy, passed down from generation to generation. He explained how this addiction has manifest itself through destructive relationships, abuse of power, deteriorating educational pursuit, political backlash and the tearing away at the very fabric of society. Myers pulled no punches as he “outs” men’s secret truths, sets an agenda for men’s recovery from the destructive patterns of the […]
April 14, 2017

What It Means to Be a “Real Man” Today

Shifting gender roles and mixed cultural messages have left many guys confused about their place in society — and where they fit in your life. When I tell guys I’ve written a book about the future of men, lots of them say, “Wait, you mean we have a future?” Their responses are meant as a joke, but they offer insight into how marginalized many guys in their 20s and 30s feel these days. I know that seems surprising — maybe even offensive — given the current climate, but hear me out: Even though a woman has yet to shatter that […]
March 28, 2017

The Future Men on Jennifer Brown’s Podcast “The Will To Change”

Jack Myers, author of The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century and founder of MediaVillage.com discusses the “lean out” or disengagement phenomenon that is happening among young men and the cost to society. Jack shares his thoughts about how why young men are falling behind relative to women in their age group, and what we can do to uplift and support young men. He also discusses how we can shift the cultural narrative to one that is more supportive of a definition of masculinity that goes beyond traditional gender roles.   You can also listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.  […]
March 9, 2017

What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man | Good Men Project

By David Shaw The bearded man looks around sheepishly as he applies eye shadow in front of a make-up mirror. He dons a long haired wig and then makes his debut. He enters a room populated by young girls dressed as fairies. One girl looks up in astonishment and then smiles. The sound track is Linda Lyndell singing, “what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man.” The scene then shifts to dad with fairy princess daughter at a Chase bank branch with a voice over speaking to the importance of saving for a college education. Men dressed […]
March 7, 2017

Is The Economy Of The Future Going To Make Men Extinct?

It’s a simple enough question, but according to businessman and writer Jack Myers, who’s preparing to release his latest book, The Future of Men, through digital publisher Inkshares, it’s a question that guys have trouble answering without resorting to a little dark humor. “I’ve been working on [the book] actively for almost three years now,” said Myers, “And as I’ve been telling friends, colleagues or just people I’m meeting that I’m working on a book about the future of men, the women are fascinated and interested — and the typical reaction I get from a man is, ‘Is there a […]
March 7, 2017

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.  
March 7, 2017

In a Woman-Run World, Marketers Will Have to Go Softer on Men | AdAge

By Rance Crain Back in 2001, I wrote a column that asked: “Why do advertisers and agencies think it’s humorous to depict husbands as childish-but-lovable goofballs, unable to perform the simplest tasks without prodding and reminders from their wives? “A corollary question: Do wives get this way only after being mothers themselves, or do they learn such behavior by observing how their own moms treat their fathers?” After reading Jack Myers’ new book, “The Future of Men,” I must conclude that the advertisers who depicted men as goofballs knew what they were doing. In explaining why he wrote his book, […]
March 7, 2017

Young Men Are Facing a Masculinity Crisis | TIME

By Jack Myers 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. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are tapping into what I’m calling a “Lean Out” generation of young, discouraged and angry men—men who are feeling abandoned by the thousands of years of history that defined what it meant to be a real man: to be strong; to be […]
March 7, 2017

Rebranding The American Man | Fast Company

BY ELIZABETH SEGRAN03.14.16 | 6:06 AM The fight for gender equality in the workplace is far from over. Women still haven’t broken the glass ceiling: This year, only 24 companies out of the Fortune 500 are led by female CEOs and only 19% of board seats in the S&P 500 were held by women. But while there is still a lot of work left to be done, it’s also important to recognize that women have made big strides over the last few decades. The women’s movement appears to be bearing fruit, particularly among millennials. “On an overall basis, (women) still […]