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/

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

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

The Search For Radical Happiness: On Of Montreal And Queer Masculinity

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The path of self-actualization is a messy one: https://www.nylon.com/articles/of-montreal-queer-masculinity

Stranger Things Is Great at Subverting Toxic Masculinity

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There’s been some understandable criticism of the flawed portrayals of women and girls in both seasons of Stranger Things. The first season was critiqued as using women as little more than plot devices, and a recent review of the second season referred to Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Nancy (Natalie Dyer) as “one-note characters.” There is […]

Mackenzie Crook on Detectorists, his man cave and alternatives to toxic masculinity

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EVEN now, Mackenzie Crook tells me, if people spot him in the street they will often shout “Gareth” at him. “If I go out into town I can probably guarantee you that one person will stop me and say ‘I love The Office.’” Crook admits. “I am constantly reminded of it.”: http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/tv_radio/15639339.Face_to_Face__Mackenzie_Crook_on_Detectorists__his_man_cave_and_alternatives_to_toxic_masculinity/