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What does it mean to be a man today? Man Up shows how changing expectations for boys and men will be good for all of us. It confronts the reasons why boys are three times more likely than girls to be suspended from school, four times more likely to have behavioural difficulties, and why men make up 75% of suicides and 95% of prisoners.

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Man Up: Boys, Men and Breaking the Male Rules by Rebecca Asher

What does it mean to be a man today? Man Up shows how changing expectations for boys and men will be good for all of us. What does it mean to be a man today? Much is being done to change negative female stereotypes but we still expect that big boys don't cry, strong and silent types get the girl, and that there is such a thing as a `real man'. Man Up challenges the accepted rules of masculinity. It confronts the reasons why boys are three times more likely than girls to be suspended from school, four times more likely to have behavioural difficulties, and why men make up 75% of suicides and 95% of prisoners. From babyhood through school and adolescence, to work and relationships, fatherhood and friendships in old age, Man Up investigates the unique difficulties boys and men encounter. Through uplifting testimony, fascinating research and real-life case studies, this book shows that change is possible and that there is room for men and boys to find greater fulfilment and happiness. Urgent, eye-opening and proactive, Man Up seeks to free men from unhealthy and limiting cultural expectations, for the benefit of everyone.

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"Interesting...vivid...a valuable book for parents. Man Up employs meticulous research to examine how boys and men are faring today... Strive[s] to illuminate - shining torches out into the modern world." -- Barbara Ellen * Observer *
"Timely and necessary ... populated by thoughtful interviewees, many of whom are trying to change things" * Independent *
"A powerful, thought-provoking call to arms" * The Economist *
"Man Up provides a warning to all parents. If we don't like what we see out there in the society of grown men ... then we need to tackle seriously the culture at this young age. One of Asher's biggest messages is that we need to show more "love, compassion and understanding for boys"" * Sunday Herald *
"Asher...has done a great deal of research...and writes with exemplary clarity, even-handedness and sympathy." -- Lewis Jones * Daily Telegraph *

About Rebecca Asher


Rebecca Asher has worked in television news and current affairs and as the Deputy Editor of Woman's Hour and an Executive Producer at BBC Radio 4. Her first book was Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality. Her experiences as a mother of both a boy and a girl inspired her to write this book.

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GOR009792301
Man Up: Boys, Men and Breaking the Male Rules by Rebecca Asher
Rebecca Asher
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2016-05-05
304
1910701068
9781910701065
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.