The New Sexism

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About Jed Diamond Ph.D

Jed Diamond, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. Jed is the author of 11 books including his latest: Stress Relief for Men: How to Use the Revolutionary Tools of Energy Healing to Live Well. Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network. He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health. His homepage is


  1. When I was 9 or 10, I would not have liked being touched by a teacher or classroom volunteer. My family was not very physically affectionate and I was creeped out by adults who wanted to pat or hug me. Are there other 9 or 10 year olds who like being touched? Do you know which ones like being touched by adults and which don’t? No. So I would say, don’t touch other people’s kids.

    • Sarah, Thanks for your comments. I know what you mean about touch. If we didn’t grow up being touched, or were touched inappropriately, touch is something that can trigger old feelings. Its important that we be sensitive to the needs of children (and adults), but we also need to recognize how important touch is and learn not to be afraid of giving or receiving.

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