The Hazards of Manhood

by Michael Schwalbe

posted Oct 30, 2012 here over at Yes! Magazine.

 "One way to enhance the exploitability of male bodies is to instill in them the desire to be men. The trick is to make feelings of self-worth contingent on the ability to display the qualities culturally defined as signs of being a real man."

Schwalbe's contention that economic freedom and prosperity are intrinsically connected to gender is completely in-line with the CWLU's. The lack of economic agency can be directly tied to suicide, men working themselves to death, smoking, and any other self-destructive act done for masculine status. The feelings of inadequacy are a powerful tool used by advertsing and capatalism as a motivator to spend more money and work harder and these drives have to effect our gender conceptions female and male.