Season: 13 Episode: 186
Is masculinity toxic? How did the idea arise that masculinity is dangerous and destructive? Professor Nancy Pearcey addresses this issue in her new book, The Toxic War On Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles The Sexes. She goes on to explain what masculinity is and why over the years the script for masculinity turned toxic. Her research shows that authentic Christian men test out as the most loving and engaged husbands and fathers. You do not want to miss this episode!
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About Nancy Pearcey
Nancy Pearcey is the author of The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes,as well as Love Thy Body,The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and Total Truth. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”
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Let’s start with the good news. People often accuse evangelical Christian men of being oppressive patriarchs, prone to abuse. But you make the surprising claim that they test out as having the lowest levels of abuse and divorce. Please explain.
But don’t we often hear that Christians divorce at the same rate as the rest of society?
Your book says men are being torn between two competing scripts for masculinity. What are they?
Men are falling behind in education, employment, health, and even life expectancy. Why are people ignoring the real problems men face today?
Why should we worry about men? Don’t they still occupy most positions of power?
What practical steps can fathers take to be more involved with their sons—and their daughters?