Something is happening in the world of men: a global awakening, a time of rediscovery, a rebirth. Men around the world are drawing on the best of masculinity from all of time to redefine what it means to be a man—on their terms. Stanford grad Will Spencer is on a mission to help men learn what it means to be a man and to grab their masculinity with gusto
“For thousands of years, men’s mutual improvement happened around a campfire. Tribal chiefs instructed the young men, who tested each other to build prestige and skill.” Our society lost this long ago, says Will, and he’s on a mission to bring it back.
IN THIS EPISODE:
2:05 What is the “Renaissance of Men”? and the history of the Manosphere?
12:50 Women’s liberation had a lot of cascading effects we don’t realize
18:30 What does it mean to be a man?
19:15 Why did Will start The Renaissance of Men?
20:10 Our beliefs about ourselves shape the course of our lives
21:40 What is masculinity?
25:30 Victim ideology hurts no one more than the person who holds that mentality
26:30 People who remain in a victim mindset remain weak
27:10 Men are isolated, and male only spaces are few
29:00 Women have shaming power over men
30:50 Men will hide who they are to keep peace in the home
33:00 Women do not realize how much they are emasculating their husbands
40:40 What should men’s relationship standards be?
42:00 Will discusses his own previous long-term relationship
45:35 It’s okay to NOT want to marry a career woman
48:15 You have to marry someone who has the same priorities
50:00 The culture is blatantly lying to men and women for political purposes
51:40 Why is physical fitness important for a man?
56:15 If men want to lead in their relationships they have to lead themselves
1:00:20 Men need to protect women from other women
1:06:00 The great reconciliation between men and women happens through Truth
1:08:45 Will and Suzanne talk about poetry
1:13:40 Iron John: Why was this book the beginning of The Renaissance of Men?