Man Manifesto

I come from a traditional background, with its traditional understanding of what it means to be a man. Needless to say, I have been finding it difficult to navigate the current cultural moment where everything feels in flux – traditional roles are being questioned, norms are being overturned, and the ideas around manhood, masculinity, and being a man are being heavily scrutinized as the source for a number of social ills. And, honestly, I’m all right with this scrutinization. This moment is long overdue. Too many men for too long have abused (and continue to abuse) their power in politics, economics, arts, education…you name it. However, I feel untethered. When I ask myself “What does it mean to be a man?” I have no immediate answer. So, I am inviting you to join me in building a community for any and all who are committed to exploring what it means to be a man and embodying a refreshing, future-oriented understanding of manhood. 

I’ll send out a monthly email with an article, quote, poem or other resource that takes a more considered and nuanced look at what it means to be a man. This community is free to join. There’s no spam. And, there’s no gimmicks.

If you decide to subscribe, here’s what you can expect:

  •  You will receive an email from my gmail account: professor[dot]humphrey[at]
  • Emails will include text and links. Nothing fancy. I’m keeping it simple.
  • I will not share your email with anyone else. Period.

You can read up on my thoughts so far on manliness here.

If you would like to join me on this journey, subscribe below.

Thanks. – shawn