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The Descent of Man

Will men be needed in the future? Writer Michael Smith explores the uncertain future of masculinity.

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Sat 4 Oct 2014 22:15

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is a writer, broadcaster and film-maker, striving to discover what the future holds for himself and everyone else with a Y chromosome. He’s pictured here with his dog, Woody, who’s nurturing started his musing on masculinity.

 

Professor Steve Jones

Professor Steve Jones

Professor Steve Jones is a geneticist, formally of University College London, and author of several books including one on the demise of the male of the species.

 

He explains how biology is stacked against men, and why testosterone in particular can turn against the male mind and body.

Hanna Rosin

Hanna Rosin

Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic and Author of ‘The End of Men: And the Rise of Women’

 

She discusses the emergence of women as a powerful economic force and the implications for men.

Dr. Douglas Savage

Dr. Douglas Savage

Dr. Douglas Savage is a GP specialising in Sexual Disfuntion and Andropause.

 

He talks with Michael about why he prescribes testosterone to patients and the benefits they report after treatment.

Dr. Michael Kimmel

Dr. Michael Kimmel

Dr. Michael Kimmel is Distinguished professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities.

 

He delves into the area of gender issues, and why men are realising they don’t just apply to women.

Erin Westgate

Erin Westgate

Erin Westgate is a PhD Student in Psychology at the University of Virginia.

 

She shares with us the results of her recent experiment which showed many people would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit with their own thoughts for 15 minutes, and that men were significantly more likely to shock themselves than women.

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