Men’s studies bible author Michael S. Williamson is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley and co-author of the forthcoming book, How to Learn to Be a Better Male Student: The Definitive Guide to Being a Good Man.
Williamson says he is writing his first book to address the issue of men’s studies in schools.
“Men are in some ways the most disadvantaged and under-represented members of society in the United States, so there is an opportunity to address this and to help these students become the leaders they can be,” Williamson said.
“But I think the key to a good male student is that he has a positive outlook, he’s optimistic, he wants to succeed, and he’s not just focused on getting a good grade or making it to graduation.”
To address this, Williamson says the book will examine the different aspects of male success in the workplace, and the way they are perceived by others.
“There’s a great deal of anxiety in our society that men don’t succeed at work,” Williamson says.
“Men are perceived as being less competent, more aggressive, less competent than women, and so we’ve heard that story for quite some time.
We have this belief that men are not as good as women, that men cannot succeed at everything, and we hear that story in schools all the time.”‘
I’m an American’The book is aimed at high school and college students, but Williamson also hopes it will be a valuable tool for educators.
“I think it’s great that we’re bringing together the different kinds of males that have different backgrounds and perspectives,” Williamson explains.
The more I get to know the people who are writing the books and talking about this, I think I’m going to find it’s a very powerful resource for men,” Williamson added.””
I think there’s a lot of great potential here.”
“The more I get to know the people who are writing the books and talking about this, I think I’m going to find it’s a very powerful resource for men,” Williamson added.
“These books will help students to become better leaders, better leaders to others, and they’re going to help teachers better understand the way in which men are successful in their professional lives.”