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

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/

Brandon Smith Asks “Will Manliness Make A Comeback In 2018?”

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Men embracing their masculinity and biological heritage has not been the easiest path the past few years, at least, for those who care about being labeled a “toxic” curse hanging over the history of the world: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-03/brandon-smith-asks-will-manliness-make-comeback-2018

Taking Out the Trash? That’s Still a Man’s Job, Even for the Liberal Coastal Elite

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On a recent Monday night in San Francisco, as I lounged in the living room watching “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” out of the corner of my eye I also watched my husband, Josh, march around our house as he does every Monday night, collecting pails and tying plastic bags: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/style/who-takes-out-the-trash.html

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly

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Women have long surpassed men in the arena of environmental action; across age groups and countries, females tend to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Compared to men, women litter less, recycle more, and leave a smaller carbon footprint. Some researchers have suggested that personality differences, such as women’s prioritization of altruism, may help to explain […]

Gen Z Guys: The New Old School

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As the conversation about Gen Z — aged 20 and younger — grows, it is clear that while in some ways they deepen Millennial trends, in others they are quite different. This is particularly the case with the guys who have completely turned what we thought we knew about young men on its head: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/311187/gen-z-guys-the-new-old-school.html

When a Man Needs a Safe Place

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It’s bad enough that Marom Unger needs a squirt of Botox under his armpits every six months to help curb excessive perspiration. Even more humiliating, though, is sitting in his doctor’s office surrounded by women: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/style/plastic-surgery-for-men.html

Syrian nationalism is all about masculinity

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To truly “belong” to Syria, you have to be masculine – especially in a time of war. And throughout the country’s catastrophic six-year conflict, the same macho message has been driven home repeatedly: https://theconversation.com/syrian-nationalism-is-all-about-masculinity-87406

‘Our business is men, and men are not toxic’: Colorado strip club sign raises ire

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Deborah Dunafon is unapologetic about the sign she posted saying ‘Toxic Masculinity Welcome Here’ despite unsurprising outrage on social media: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/03/colorado-strip-club-sign-toxic-masculinity-glendale

Poor Girls Are Leaving Their Brothers Behind

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As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/11/gender-education-gap/546677/