The Gentlebeast

The Gentlebeast, written and illustrated by Shane Duquette, is a manly man’s manual that references science to explain our behaviour and its outcomes. This scientific approach to manhood and romance is by nature controversial. We don’t want to think of ourselves as biological organisms with evolved tendencies and needs; we want to think of ourselves as individuals with unique interests, aspirations, tendencies, and personalities (yet equal capabilities). The book deals with stereotyping, philosophy, morality, psychology, biology, anthropology, love and etiquette.

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