Toxic Masculinity in American Politics

Toxic Masculinity in American Politics

“Hegemonic masculinity was a major factor in Trump’s political success.”— Theresa Vescio and Nathaniel Schemerhorn, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences In my book, Macho Men: How Toxic Masculinity Harms Us All and What To Do About It, I describe in detail...
What Do We Know About “Bullshitting”?

What Do We Know About “Bullshitting”?

By Ray Williams March 15, 2022 It seems that we are increasingly inundated not only by lies and disinformation fed to us by politicians, business leaders and social media. “One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit,”...
Why We Don’t Speak Up—And What It Costs Us

Why We Don’t Speak Up—And What It Costs Us

By Ray Williams February, 2022   “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—George Santayana During these chaotic times, rife with political controversy, extreme tribalism, violence and social unrest, the question of when and how people...
America’s Male Identity Crisis

America’s Male Identity Crisis

By Ray Williams February, 2022   For as long as the United States has been a country, the straight white American male has ruled supreme. But as society changed and culture has evolved, traditional male masculinity is under siege. Economically, physically and...
Are Introverts Better Leaders Than Extraverts?

Are Introverts Better Leaders Than Extraverts?

By Ray Williams November 16, 2021 Our culture, particularly in business and politics, seems to be in love with the charismatic, extraverted (also spelled extroverted) leader — the guns blazing, no-holds barred, center-of-attention leader – who is a super confident if...