The YouTubers Who Teach Men How to Be Men

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Millions of men seek out instruction from YouTube users like Aaron Marino. They’ll teach you how to tie a tie, but they purport to have solved more complicated questions, too: what does a modern man dress, look, and act like? Their answers may surprise you: https://www.gq.com/story/mens-lifestyle-youtubers-teaching-manliness-aaron-marino

Syrian strikes boost French president’s action man image

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Emmanuel Macron had to act in Syria after making chemical weapons his red line: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/syrian-strikes-boost-macron-french-presidents-action-man-image

Men who fail to equal parents’ achievements ‘suffer mental distress’

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Failing to match educational accomplishments causes distress similar to a divorce, says study: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/10/men-fail-equal-parents-achievements-suffer-severe-distress-divorce

Becoming a Man

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There are commonalities of human behavior that extend beyond any geographic or cultural boundary. Every known society has a sexual division of labor – many facets of which are ubiquitous the world over. Some activities are universally considered to be primarily, or exclusively, the responsibility of men, such as hunting large mammals, metalworking, and warfare. […]

When stag nights go wrong

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A stag night used to mean a few drinks down the pub. Now it’s a test of masculinity fuelled by cheap airfares and alcohol. Sirin Kale hears about those who lost so much more than just a night’s memories: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/apr/08/when-stag-nights-go-wrong

The Brotox Boom: Why More Men Are Turning to Plastic Surgery

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BRENT LOOKS LIKE the archetypal thirty­something tech guy. Clad in dark jeans and a button-­­up, the marketing director fits right in at his startup in San Jose. He landed the gig with the usual Silicon Valley pedigree, having worked at a couple of startups and Fortune 500 companies. He keeps a regimented gym schedule. He’s […]

Unionism’s obsession with masculinity hurts its cause

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Paisley and Trimble were different leaders but both projected conspicuously male models of authority: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/unionism-s-obsession-with-masculinity-hurts-its-cause-1.3445769

Orthodox Israelis dance to the tune of tradition

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“The Kaet Dance Ensemble brings up questions about the human body of the Israeli-Jewish man, which goes through rapid changes and dilemmas regarding his masculine identity. Does the body still carry the Torah and the spirit within, or [is it simply made up of] muscles and flesh of a soldier-athlete? [The ensemble] offers a third […]

How masculinity affects young men’s marijuana use

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Friendships and ideas about masculinity have a powerful effect on marijuana use among young minority men, report researchers: https://www.futurity.org/marijuana-masculinity-1714622/

Emergency Responders and the Dangers of “Masculinity Contests”

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During the horrific school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, one of the sheriff’s deputies on the scene did not enter the building to confront the attacker. The internet, Parkland officials, and politicians reacted swiftly. The deputy was criticized by his boss for his supposed inaction and was called a “coward” by the president of […]