Does a real man stay at home with the kids while his wife goes to work? Is he OK if she earns more than him? Will he do the cooking – and like it? Yes, yes and yes, says contemporary philosopher Eli Just, author of Manny Jones and the Place. “The ‘new masculinity’ – the new manly man – understands the value of blurring those old gender lines. And he’s also found the satisfaction and real pleasure that comes with some of those things,” Just says. “But he balances that with some of the old old-school ideas about what it is to be a man.
Boys need to be boys!»