A Mainstream Consensus on the State of Men

The troubles plaguing American men and boys have become so obvious that acknowledging them, and the problems they pose for society, is now a bi-partisan mainstream consensus. Even on the left, which has traditionally been more attuned to women’s issues, men’s troubles are capturing attention. We see this, for example, on the center-left in the work of Richard Reeves and his American Institute for Boys and Men.

We also see it in further left groups, such as a 2023 report, State of American Men, by the feminist organization Equimundo, a US NGO with roots in Brazil whose mission is “to engage men and boys as allies in gender equality.” Equimundo’s funders include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Archewell, the charity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.