Big Boys Club
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
by Michael Kimmel
Harper Collins, 2008
(332 pages, $25.95, hardcover)
reviewed by Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr.
The average age of marriage for men has risen sharply since the late 1950s, when it was 22. As a result, a single-male culture has developed, especially since the 1970s. Representatives of this culture may be found in college fraternities and post-college sports bars. It features heavy drinking, video games and other cyberspace activities, sports on television, pornography, beer and pizza, predatory heterosexual sex, and misogyny.
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Howard Ahmanson has run the philanthropic operation Fieldstead and Company since 1979. Fieldstead concerns itself with applying a Christian worldview in all areas, especially the arts and culture. Howard’s personal area of concern right now is housing affordability and land use law. He writes at Howard howardahmansonjr.com. His wife, Roberta, is especially concerned with the visual arts. They live in Orange County, California.
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