Global constructs of masculinity have failed us. They are suffocating to men and dangerous to women.
Thanks to social media campaigns like #metoo, it has become all the more clear what role silence plays in the perpetuation of violence and oppression. While online platforms have helped shed light on the ceaseless violence enacted on women, they are also responsible for the echo chambers which prevent us from encountering perspectives other than our own.
What Makes A Man is a different approach to social media. It is a reimagining of both its structure and the role it plays in the global conversation around gender. It is a step away from reactionary online discourse and a step towards questioning and listening—not just for failures but also for stories which are the exception to the rule, stories which can help us imagine another way of being.
Volume 01 of What Makes A Man features a collection of statements culled from conversations with ten women. Each contributor receives a list of questions in advance of the discussion and is invited to speak on any that are relevant to their experience.
Every purchase of What Makes A Man includes a two copies of the book. Readers can gift this second to a friend, or use both to display the entire book as an installation.