Why ‘Mostly Straight’ Men Are a Distinct Sexual Identity

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We hear a lot about the Big Three Sexualities — straight, bisexual and gay. Most of us assume that these three orientations encompass the universe of sexual identities. But there is a new kid on the block: The mostly straight male: http://time.com/5026092/mostly-straight-sexual-identity-bisexual-gay/

These Drag Queens and Performers Want You to Take Your Toxic Masculinity and Shove It

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While on a recent weekend trip to Vienna with my boyfriend Noah, our friend Lisa turned to me and asked, “Can I be a drag queen?” https://hornetapp.com/stories/toxic-masculinity-drag/

Clean Meat and Masculinity

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One of the most revolutionary new product types in development right now must be clean meat. The term “clean meat” refers to the problem that the meat industry has an enormous impact upon the environment. The Worldwatch Institute claims that at least half of all human-caused greenhouse gases come from livestock. Similarly, the United Nations […]

Masculinity and Mental Health in Post-Genocide Rwanda

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The vast majority of perpetrators of the 1994 genocide were men. Now, having served time in prison, they want to heal themselves and their communities, but toxic masculinity remains a barrier: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/evb7ae/masculinity-and-mental-health-in-post-genocide-rwanda

Behind religious defense of Roy Moore, an aggressive view of masculinity

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The accusations against the former judge, and the biblical justifications coming from some quarters, have led to condemnations from many Evangelicals. Yet adult-teen relationships may not be as unusual among a certain subsection of fundamentalists as people think: https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2017/1115/Behind-religious-defense-of-Roy-Moore-an-aggressive-view-of-masculinity

Grad student’s ‘4:44’ syllabus an exploration of blackness, masculinity

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Following the release of what can arguably be considered Jay-Z’s most vulnerable album, “4:44” were many think pieces, blog posts and Twitter threads dedicated to addressing accountability in black relationships. One graduate student took those ideas a step further and created a syllabus based off the album: http://www.kansan.com/arts_and_culture/grad-student-s-syllabus-an-exploration-of-blackness-masculinity/article_64d6c50a-c8c5-11e7-b000-4bedd62fa02a.html

The Punisher is everything that’s wrong with American masculinity

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Grim, relentless, and almost disturbingly violent, the Netflix take on The Punisher revels in extreme anger and gut-wrenching anguish: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-punisher-review

Won’t someone please think of the men?!

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A backlash against abusive men in the workplace is in full swing, and men, the poor things, can’t handle it: https://www.salon.com/2017/11/13/wont-someone-please-think-of-the-men/

I fell for the cult of masculinity—and the myth that men are aggressive by nature

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“Are you safe?” The nurse asked me. “Are you afraid of anyone right now?” I was in the doctor’s office. My fiancé had insisted on driving me there. He was my Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, my secret abuser. He could go from gentle to furious in seconds, warm hugs giving way to shoves that […]

Tattoos, satin heels and pet snakes: the men redefining masculinity in the Middle East

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After the Arab spring, photographer Scarlett Coten set out on a four-year journey around the Middle East, searching for a new generation of liberated men: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/nov/10/scarlett-coten-mectoub-photography-arab-men-redefining-masculinity