The British Army’s belonging campaign finally recognises that masculinity has changed

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Though it was built around a message of inclusiveness and “belonging”, the British Army’s latest recruitment campaign has provoked considerable criticism: https://theconversation.com/the-british-armys-belonging-campaign-finally-recognises-that-masculinity-has-changed-90259

Exploring Japan’s ‘genderless’ subculture

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In the narrow alleys of Tokyo’s ultra-trendy Harajuku district, a growing number of Japanese men who self-identify as “genderless” are boldly broadening their sartorial and cosmetic choices. With faces expertly made up, hair dyed and stylishly coifed, eyebrows plucked and painted, they sashay from one indie boutique to the next: http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/genderless-kei-fashion-japan/index.html

Worried About Diaper-Bag Emasculation? We Have One in Camo

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Some modern dads want to do their share of domestic duties while looking, well, more masculine: https://www.wsj.com/articles/worried-about-diaper-bag-emasculation-we-have-one-in-camo-1516041982

CFP: Gender, Sexuality and the Blockchain (edited collection)

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Introduction While most people equate the blockchain with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the technology also has far broader applications in the financial sector, as well as land registration, voting, prediction markets, identity verification, smart contracts and any number of other domains where decentralized and transparent processes add value. The majority of attention given to blockchain […]

The (Coming) End of Toxic Masculinity

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New data suggests the future of America is one of inclusivity. That doesn’t mean we won’t encounter speed bumps getting there: https://psmag.com/social-justice/toxic-masculinity-on-its-way-out

Masculinity and Militarisation under an Illiberal Democratic Regime

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Rebecca Tapscott explores how Uganda’s ruling regime leverages tensions between masculine ideal-types to govern young men in the informal security sector: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/01/10/masculinity-and-militarisation-under-an-illiberal-democratic-regime/

Clean Meat and Masculinity

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The latest Masculinity Research article, originally published on The Good Men Project. What is Clean Meat? 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 […]

Could a master’s in masculinity narrow the gender gap?

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As sexual assault allegations rock workplaces across the country, there’s been a growing call to bring men into the gender equality conversation: http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/pf/masculinity-degree-gender-gap/index.html

“Phantom Thread” and the truth about men at work

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I’m not Reynolds Woodcock, but if I had his success and power, I’m afraid that I would be: https://www.salon.com/2018/01/06/phantom-thread-and-the-truth-about-men-at-work/

Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, And The Western Rehab For White Masculinity

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The Western motif of Justin Timberlake’s new album, Man of the Woods, is the image equivalent of a trip to a dude ranch: an accidental projection of his greatest vulnerabilities, and a desire to immerse himself in a mythical, masculine world that doesn’t ask hard questions: https://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/go-west-white-man