The noted cultural critic talks about evolving images of masculinity.
Alyssa Rosenberg has a very interesting article over at The New Republic, talking about the evolving images of masculinity on television, as demonstrated in the original programming at FX. She makes the case that men are undergoing the kind of gender reevaluation and transformation that feminism provided for women, and that FX’s nuanced, intelligent men’s programming, such as Louie and Sons of Anarchy, is a reflection of that.
She also cites the Good Men Project as a similar endeavor, characterizing us thusly:
As a network, FX is the televisual equivalent of publications like the Good Men Project—a self-proclaimed effort to foster “a national discussion centered around modern manhood”—but with a healthy dose of bad and struggling men in the mix.
That’s about right, yeah. We will continue to be a strong voice in the evolving conversation about what it means to be a man, and what it can mean. As Ms. Rosenberg points out, we are not alone in wanting to explore these issues.