Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

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Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/19/upshot/race-class-white-and-black-men.html

Gender, Bitcoin and Altcoins

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The latest article from Masculinity Research, originally published on Sociological Images. Gender, Online Spaces and Technology Despite the fact that women played a key role in the development of modern technology, the digital domain is a disproportionately male space. Recent stories about the politics of GamerGate, “tech bros” in Silicon Valley, and resistance to diversity […]

Makeup is changing the meaning of masculinity

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A youthful male model rubs moisturizer between his palms. He then applies it to his face, pats on some tinted moisturiser, dots concealer under his eyes and buffs on powder to set: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/14/health/makeup-skincare-male-masculinity-intl/index.html

‘Masculinities studies’ finds renewed relevance in #MeToo era

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As academia confronts the reverberating effects of the #MeToo movement, increasing interest has turned toward ‘masculinities studies’ – a relatively new field, born out of sociology, that investigates why and how men act in society: https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2018/0314/Masculinities-studies-finds-renewed-relevance-in-MeToo-era

Man Seders: A Call To Reassess Shul Programming

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In the weeks leading up to Passover, I’ve started seeing flyers and friends’ photos pop up in my Facebook feed for “Man Seders,” events filled with booze, BBQ, and divrei Torah. These events have left me with a twinge of something more complicated than FOMO, and harder to pin down than just hunger pangs from […]

Icelandic Men Launch Campaign Against Toxic Masculinity

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Icelandic men are starting to recognise that toxic masculinity is a problem they bear the responsibility of solving, and have started a social media campaign to help do so: https://grapevine.is/news/2018/03/14/icelandic-men-launch-campaign-against-toxic-masculinity/

War, masculinity, and the Pashtun Long March

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The struggle against violence that we confront in the post 9/11 world cannot be effectively and expediently won if we do not shatter the clout of toxic masculinity: http://thepashtuntimes.com/war-masculinity-and-the-pashtun-long-march/

Men after #MeToo: ‘There’s a narrative that masculinity is fundamentally toxic’

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One of the first things I discovered at the men’s group was that most men are scared of other men. Here we all were, 25 or so specimens of metropolitan masculinity, gathered in a London yoga studio to spend our Saturday learning how to “get vulnerable” with Rebel Wisdom, a newly formed men’s collective. “In […]

Hedonism and homelessness, Madchester and masculinity

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The North’s rockstar-scally-addicts aren’t romantic heroes – they’re examples of commodification in action: https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/steve-hanson-maureen-ward/hedonism-and-homelessness-madchester-and-masculinity

The Alaska shipyard where the ‘manliest men’ meditate each morning

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Vigor Alaska aims to build a more productive team by developing ‘soft skills’ – meaning daily stretching and socializing on the clock: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/06/alaska-shipyard-meditation-men-masculinity