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What Do Men Want? Masculinity and its discontents

June 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Something is definitely up with men – from millions online who engage with the manosphere to the #metoo backlash, from Men’s Rights activists and incels to spiralling suicide rates.

Nina Power, writer, philosopher and author of What Do Men Want?, addresses these issues in her talk. She discusses how men and women can live together in a world where capitalism and consumerism have replaced the values – family, religion, service and honour – that used to give our lives meaning.

Join her as she unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practice playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding.

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.


About the speaker

Nina Power is a writer and philosopher who has written regularly for the TelegraphArt Review and the Spectator, amongst other publications. She is the author of One-Dimensional Woman, which the New Statesman called ‘a joy to read’.


June 21, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


York Festival of Ideas


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