Our Kind of People, Class, and Pride

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About Hugo Schwyzer

Hugo Schwyzer has taught history and gender studies at Pasadena City College since 1993, where he developed the college's first courses on Men and Masculinity and Beauty and Body Image. He serves as co-director of the Perfectly Unperfected Project, a campaign to transform young people's attitudes around body image and fashion. Hugo lives with his wife, daughter, and six chinchillas in Los Angeles. Hugo blogs at his website


  1. Every day I learn more and more about you, Hugo, and it’s one of the things I like most about reading GMP. I actually lived in Monterey County for 2 years while in graduate school at MIIS…just moved back to Alabama last year. I really loved it out there, so no matter what side of the tracks you’re from, telling me you grew up in Carmel can only make me think of you fondly. :-)


  1. [...] The Good Men Project reprints a slightly altered version of an old post of mine today: Our Kind of People, Class, and Pride. [...]

  2. [...] very interesting reflection on class and pride by Hugo [...]

  3. unaimed says:

    “Oscar met my parents and my aunt on one occasion, and was gracious as could b…”…

    Oscar met my parents and my aunt on one occasion, and was gracious as could be. Though he and his friends enjoyed ribbing me, he was also sending me a very positive message: I shouldn’t take myself or my family so damned seriously.  Oscar taught me tha…

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