What was my problem with it? Wellll, there were a bunch. A key one is that in spite of gestures at inclusiveness which were good , this book really focuses on a smaller demographic than "all guys 18 to With his focus on young men and the Today Show level of the language, this easily turns into what he has criticized elsewhere as the "interplanetary view of gender.
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With adolescence starting earlier and adulthood starting later, Guyland represents a new stage of development. As a social space, young men, reared with a false sense of entitlement that is then thwarted, without a clear idea of how to become adults, withdraw to Guyland, where they hook up, watch pornography, and abuse alcohol. They adhere to the Guy Code, i. Barbaric hazing, binge drinking and sexual behavior, ranging from casual sex without a romantic relationship, i.
Since the book was published in , Kimmel does not address more recent progress on college campuses regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender LGBT community issues and its influence on Guyland and the Guy Code. Kimmel does applaud progress on college campuses to more closely monitor student behavior and to update policies to directly address hazing, sexual assault and alcohol abuse.
Academic Advisors are in a position to participate in campus-wide activities that address not only retention and graduation issues, but to also help make strides in the revision of campus policies, such as through participation in University Senates. Additionally, Academic Advisors can serve as charismatic adults who model ethical behavior and whose job it is to listen. Review by Linda Bradbury. ISBN
Guyland : the perilous world where boys become men
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men