Rounding up the survivors

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If you are young and male the army may arrest you as a jihadist: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21709559-if-you-are-young-and-male-army-may-arrest-you-jihadist-rounding-up

Does the World Need Masculinity Offset Credits?

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One alternative way of discussing masculinity is to consider it as a sustainability issue: http://www.masculinityresearch.com/masculinity-offset-credits/

Andrew Cuomo’s Fragile Masculinity

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His macho paternalism won’t solve New York’s problems: https://www.thenation.com/article/andrew-cuomos-fragile-masculinity/

Austerity has caused young men to turn into ‘spornosexuals’

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Belonging to a social group whose value is defined through the body is a sign of subordination – which explains why so many British men have begun to pay attention to their bodies: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/spornosexuals-spornosexuality-austerity-young-men-working-out-bodies-power-society-a7184876.html

A nation of eunuchs or athletic youths?

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A new book likens Irish nationalism’s conflation of sovereignty and masculine strength to similar movements in India and Israel and links it to the repression of women’s rights: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/a-nation-of-eunuchs-or-athletic-youths-irish-nationalism-s-masculine-anxieties-1.2739124

From Orlando to Brexit to Baghdad

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The bodies of the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando were still warm when the first narrative began to take shape: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/from-orlando-to-brexit-to-baghdad-2016s-summer-of-violence-requires-a-radical-rethinking-of-queer-politics/

The Bourne Masculinity

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The saga of Jason Bourne, traumatized hero as emblem of unapologetic white-male violence, turns 14 with a new film: http://www.salon.com/2016/07/29/the_bourne_masculinity_matt_damons_hyper_aggressive_emotionally_fragile_good_guy_with_a_gun/

One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men

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On Thursday morning, a fire alarm in the Los Angeles Times’ building went off. Fortunately, the dozens of office alarms I’ve heard over the years have always been drills or misfiring systems: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-police-mass-shooting-men-women-gender-20160715-snap-story.html

The twin curse of masculinity and male-dominated politics helped create Brexit

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The leave and remain campaigns both suffered from the fact we expect men to strut the stage with no flicker of doubt: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/02/twin-curse-masculinity-male-dominated-politics-brexit

How the desire for masculinity might drive some disadvantaged young men to substance abuse

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Males make up two-thirds of people accessing alcohol and other drug services; 75% of them have been involved in the justice system: https://theconversation.com/how-the-desire-for-masculinity-might-drive-some-disadvantaged-young-men-to-substance-abuse-60451