Raphaël Liogier
Heart of Maleness:
Masculinity After #MeToo

In conversation with Mark Greene, Senior Editor for the Good Men Project

Monday, February 24, 2020
Followed by a Book Signing and Reception
FIAF Skyroom

Following the shocking, infuriating accounts shared as part of the #MeToo movement, sociologist and philosopher Raphaël Liogier felt compelled to reassess toxic masculinity as the deepest root of gender inequality and its many manifestations.

In his book, Heart of Maleness: An Exploration, Liogier demonstrates with candor and clarity that the archetypal Prince Charming and a monstrous predator such as Harvey Weinstein are two sides of the same coin—products of a worldview that not only places a man’s desires above a woman’s, but also doubts whether women are fundamentally capable of knowing what they want.

Recent years have witnessed significant progress toward gender equality, from the ousting of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct to the unprecedented popularity of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Heart of Maleness maps out the crucial work still to be done.

He will be joined at FIAF by Mark Greene, author of The Little #MeToo Book for Men and Senior Editor for the Good Men Project.

In English

An incisive critique of the Western cultural construct of “maleness” . . . as a call for men to reexamine the ways they’ve ‘been conditioned to view and desire women,’ this short book achieves its goals.” – Publishers Weekly

  • About Raphaël Liogier
    • Raphaël Liogier is a philosopher and sociologist. He is a professor at Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence and teaches at the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. He currently lives in New York and is a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Council for European Studies. His major works include Le Mythe de l’islamisationLa guerre des civilisations n’aura pas lieu, and Sans emploi. Heart of Maleness is his first book translated into English.

  • About Mark Greene
    • Mark Greene writes, speaks, coaches, and consults on the challenges men face today. He is the author of the groundbreaking The Little #MeToo Book for Men and Remaking Manhood. As senior editor of the Good Men Project, Greene’s articles have received over 250,000 Facebook shares and ten million page views. Mark Greene speaks on diversity and inclusion, the theory of “The Man Box,” and #MeToo for conferences, organizations and corporations. Mark’s work around masculinity is designed to help men and women understand the culture’s negative impact on masculinity and how we can collectively help heal the gender divide in our personal and professional lives. Learn more.