Good Night Stories for Rebel … Boys? Male versions of bestseller arrive on shelves

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After the huge success of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, similar projects for boys are beginning to showcase men like Grayson Perry, Stormzy and Usain Bolt: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/20/good-night-stories-for-rebel-boys-male-versions-of-bestseller-arrive-on-shelves

These Mock Adverts Satirise Traditional Ideas of Masculinity

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Jack Daly’s new series ‘The Real Man Catalogue’ exposes outdated ideas of what it means to be a man: http://www.anothermanmag.com/life-culture/10296/these-mock-adverts-satirise-traditional-ideas-of-masculinity

“Billions” Is The Best Show About The Worst Kind Of Masculinity

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In its third season, Showtime’s Billions has snapped into focus from being a blurry series about power to an infinitely sharper one about gender: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonwillmore/billions-best-show-gender-power?

Cape Town’s New Masculinity

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In the queer capital of South Africa, young men are defining themselves through dress: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/style/cape-town-south-africa-masculinity.html

When Women Approach and Men Receive: Masculinity and Sexual Subjectivity in the Strip Club

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When we conflate men’s sexuality with harassment and violence, we don’t ask much of them. Masculinity doesn’t have to be toxic: https://catapult.co/stories/when-women-approach-and-men-receive-masculinity-and-sexual-subjectivity-in-the-strip-club

Why “Phantom Thread” Is Propaganda for Toxic Masculinity

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My first experience of cinema was watching “Battle of Neretva” (“Bitka na Neretvi”), a Yugoslav-liberation-war spectacle starring Yul Brynner, Franco Nero, and Orson Welles, as well as domestic actors known to Yugoslav viewers by their first names (Milena, Bata, Boris, Smoki). The movie is about the 1943 battle in which our great leader Tito and […]

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

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Last semester, a student in the masculinity course I teach showed a video clip she had found online of a toddler getting what appeared to be his first vaccinations. Off camera, we hear his father’s voice. “I’ll hold your hand, O.K.?” Then, as his son becomes increasingly agitated: “Don’t cry!… Aw, big boy! High five, […]

Masculinity detox: redefining what it means to be a man

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In light of #MeToo and the rise of Jordan Peterson, can boys and men learn to be better? Here’s what Canadians of all genders are doing to rewrite the rules for masculinity: https://nowtoronto.com/culture/changing-toxic-masculinity-how-to-be-better-men/

The Digital Bromad: How Toxic Masculinity Thrives Abroad

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Skype calls in cafes without using headphones. Crushing it, killing it, destroying it. Entitled and arrogant. Crossfit. Meet the digital bromad. The digital nomad life means flexibility and freedom for those carving out a location-independent career. Web developers, copy editors, online marketers, or graphic designers can leave behind the nine-to-five grind to travel the world, […]

The UK must relax about men interacting with children if we want more male early years and primary teachers

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We’ve made good progress on tackling the stereotype of ‘male’ school subjects – now we need to encourage boys into perceived ‘female’ professions, writes Natasha Devon: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/uk-must-relax-about-men-interacting-children-if-we-want-more-male