Rise of the ‘bromance’ threatens heterosexual relationships, warn social scientists

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The rise of the ‘bromance’ could threaten heterosexual relationships, academics have warned, after discovering that many men find their close male friendships more emotionally satisfying than relationships with women: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/12/rise-bromance-threatens-heterosexual-relationships-warn-social/

7 Reasons Why Millennial Men Are Reinventing Masculinity

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A few days ago I was at a co-working house in Nicaragua when the topic of modern masculinity came up. It started over a spear fishing trip that was being organized where several of the men were discussing how they would rather do a yoga intensive than go. One of the girls made a joke […]

Bronies, the adult male fandom for “My Little Pony,” might be the best male-led nerd group for women

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Bronies. We know them as the perhaps endearing, perhaps extremely creepy adult men who adore the children’s TV show “My Little Pony.” This weekend, they will join families in theaters to watch the newly released “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and among their ranks, there will be women — women who also call themselves “bronies.”: https://www.salon.com/2017/10/08/bronies-the-adult-male-fandom-for-my-little-pony-might-be-the-best-male-led-nerd-group-for-women/

Don’t Call It ‘Toxic Masculinity.’ They’re Sociopathic Baby-Men

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In any other year, Thursday’s New York Times article on Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual harassment might have felt like yet another story of a powerful man in Hollywood, abusing his power. The studio head who demands head in exchange for a plum role is such an accepted part of the sickness of the […]

Men or mice: is masculinity in crisis?

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With his criticism of ‘dysfunctional’ unmarried men, Iain Duncan Smith added to the clamour of concern over the male psyche. From football fans to ‘feminised’ workplaces, Ross Raisin asks if men really do have a problem with modern life: https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/oct/06/men-or-mice-is-masculinity-in-crisis-ross-raisin

Australian Male Hormone Clinic fined $127,000 for claiming its treatments improved ‘masculinity’ and sexual performance

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A business that claimed its testosterone treatments would increase ‘masculinity’ and the ability to satisfy sexual partners has been fined $127,500 after Australia’s health practitioner regulator took the clinic to court for misleading advertisements of health services: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/business-advice/legal/australian-male-hormone-clinic-fined-127000-claiming-treatments-improved-masculinity-sexual-performance/

Camille Paglia on Hugh Hefner’s Legacy, Trump’s Masculinity and Feminism’s Sex Phobia

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The pro-sex feminist, cultural critic and author tells THR why Hef’s art of seduction is needed today and how Gloria Steinem is not a role model for young women: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/camille-paglia-hugh-hefners-legacy-trumps-masculinity-feminisms-sex-phobia-1044769

Jeffrey Eugenides on Fresh Complaint and the Crisis of Masculinity in Fiction Right Now

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More than two decades ago, Jeffrey Eugenides wrote The Virgin Suicides, a book about middle-aged men trying their darnedest to understand the manic pixie dream neighbors of their youth: http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/jeffrey-eugenides-fresh-complaint-masculinity-in-fiction.html

The Five Stages of Masculinity September News Roundup

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Commentary Last month I introduced you to a new project I have underway called Masculinity Coin. Part cryptocurrency, part thinking tool, part art project, holding and trading of Masculinity Coin can be interpreted as either a celebration or critique of traditional masculinity. The response to Masculinity Coin in the first month has been interesting and […]

Making sense of Pakistan’s toxic masculinity

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There’s nothing new to be said when it comes to women and Pakistani society. Everyone knows that Pakistan is a patriarchy and even the misogynists will agree that misogyny is rife. I thought I’d begin by telling you about a colleague who had to quit her job because she was no longer willing to submit […]