Rachel Giese is an editor-at-large at Chatelaine and a regular contributor and guest host on CBC Radio. Her award-winning journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Flare, the Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, and NewYorker.com. A former journalism instructor at Ryerson University, she lives in Toronto with her wife and son. Twitter: @rachelagiese. Website: rachel-giese.com.
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- “Will boys be boys? In the face of rising feminist visibility and the concomitant backlash against it, what it means to grow up male is increasingly under interrogation” – In Quill & Quire
- “In Giese’s illuminating chapter on sex ed, she praises the Calgary-based program WiseGuyz, with its boys-only classes. She points out correctly that conversations about consent generally ignore that boys, too, experience sexual abuse” – In the Toronto Star
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Boys: What it Means To Be a Man
Drawing on extensive research and interviews with educators, activists, parents, psychologists, sociologists, and young men, Rachel Giese examines the myths of masculinity and the challenges facing boys today in Boys: What It Means to Become a Man. If girls can expand the borders of femaleness, could boys also be set free of limiting, damaging expectations about manhood and masculinity? Could what’s been labeled “the boy crisis” be the beginning of a revolution in how we raise young men? With lively reportage and clear-eyed analysis, Giese reveals that the movement for gender equality can liberate us all.