Stage 3

The Perils of Mixing Masculinity and Missiles

President Trump makes the job of a feminist security analyst almost too easy. No subtle teasing out of subtexts required with this guy. Something seemed to click for people across the political spectrum this week, even among those least inclined to see the world through a gendered lens: When Mr. Trump tweeted, “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” the nuclear saber-rattling at Kim Jong-un of North Korea sounded a lot like, well, penis-measuring: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/opinion/security-masculinity-nuclear-weapons.html