The British Army’s belonging campaign finally recognises that masculinity has changed

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Though it was built around a message of inclusiveness and “belonging”, the British Army’s latest recruitment campaign has provoked considerable criticism: https://theconversation.com/the-british-armys-belonging-campaign-finally-recognises-that-masculinity-has-changed-90259

The (Coming) End of Toxic Masculinity

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New data suggests the future of America is one of inclusivity. That doesn’t mean we won’t encounter speed bumps getting there: https://psmag.com/social-justice/toxic-masculinity-on-its-way-out

Could a master’s in masculinity narrow the gender gap?

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As sexual assault allegations rock workplaces across the country, there’s been a growing call to bring men into the gender equality conversation: http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/pf/masculinity-degree-gender-gap/index.html

“Phantom Thread” and the truth about men at work

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I’m not Reynolds Woodcock, but if I had his success and power, I’m afraid that I would be: https://www.salon.com/2018/01/06/phantom-thread-and-the-truth-about-men-at-work/

Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, And The Western Rehab For White Masculinity

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The Western motif of Justin Timberlake’s new album, Man of the Woods, is the image equivalent of a trip to a dude ranch: an accidental projection of his greatest vulnerabilities, and a desire to immerse himself in a mythical, masculine world that doesn’t ask hard questions: https://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/go-west-white-man

‘Forget About the Stigma’: Male Nurses Explain Why Nursing Is a Job of the Future for Men

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Jake Creviston, a nurse practitioner, has been repeatedly mistaken for a doctor: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/04/upshot/male-nurses.html

(Re)Constructing Asian Masculinity: Trump and the “Racial Castration” of Kim Jong Un

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The specter of war between North and South Korea has dominated headlines, particularly as President Donald Trump increasingly matches the bellicose posturing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un word-for-word (and tweet-for-tweet). Under the best of circumstances, the precarious relationship between North and South Korea requires precise and thoughtful diplomatic handling; that is no more […]

The Perils of Mixing Masculinity and Missiles

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President Trump makes the job of a feminist security analyst almost too easy. No subtle teasing out of subtexts required with this guy. Something seemed to click for people across the political spectrum this week, even among those least inclined to see the world through a gendered lens: When Mr. Trump tweeted, “I too have […]

In the #MeToo era, what does it mean to be a ‘real man’?

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Some scholars have labeled the roots of the widespread sexual assault and harassment exposed this year as a ‘toxic masculinity.’ But there are signs younger Americans are starting to break out of such constraints: https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/1226/In-the-MeToo-era-what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-real-man

Masculinity in Radicalization

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Seeking to understand those who choose to join extremist causes is a difficult but necessary task. Only by learning about these individuals can societies prevent others from following their path, and reintegrate those who return: http://www.asiaglobalonline.hku.hk/masculinity-in-radicalization-a-case-study-of-a-returned-isis-fighter-in-indonesia/