Is there a crisis of masculinity?
THERE HAVE long been worries about manhood in the United States. Today, nearly half of men believe traditional masculinity is under threat. While the left talk about toxic masculinity, some politicians on the right fear mens very deconstruction. Researchers point to data showing a relative decline in mens education rates and rise in deaths from drugs and suicide. Does the debate over masculinity obscure actual problems for boys and men? And what does the fight over Americas men mean for the countrys women, and its politics? Richard Reeves, author of Of Boys And Men, talks us through what is behind problems facing men. We go back to another time masculinity was in flux. And Alice Evans of Kings College London discusses whether American men are international outliers. Charlotte Howard hosts with Sacha Nauta and Idrees Kahloon. Runtime: 44 min We would love to hear from you. Please fill out our listener survey at economist.com/uspodsurvey. You can now find every episode of Checks and Balance in one place and sign up to our weekly newsletter. For full access to print, digital and audio editions, as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/podcastoffer.