What it means to design my own masculinity

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Trans advocate Tiq Milan says he didn’t become a man to become part of a patriarchal system. Rather, he hopes to lead by example to disrupt those ideas: http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/shared-values/what-it-means-to-design-my-own-masculinity

We Need To ‘Undefine’ Masculinity

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A gender and spirituality scholar on the roles that limit us: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/10921-joseph-gelfer-tk-tk

Jared Leto on Masculinity Today: “I Think It’s Completely Subjective”

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Since becoming the creative director of Gucci in 2015, Alessandro Michele has become somewhat of a pop culture phenomenon, with his long black hair, eclectic Instagram account, and celebrity groupies, which include everyone from It girls Petra Collins and Hari Nef to actors Dakota Johnson and Jared Leto: http://www.wmagazine.com/story/jared-leto-gucci-alessandro-michele

Transcending Gender

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Oh for the good old days, when gender was such a simple thing. Men were men and women were women and never the twain should meet, except in the bedroom (where of course two women were not supposed to meet)! And all you had to do to know which was which was to check between […]

Behind the TIME Cover Story: Beyond ‘He’ or ‘She’

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This week’s TIME cover story, with exclusive data from GLAAD, explores a change taking hold in American culture. The piece explores how you-do-you young people are questioning the conventions that when it comes to gender and sexuality, there are only two options for each: male or female, gay or straight: http://time.com/4703058/time-cover-story-beyond-he-or-she

Japan’s gender-bending history

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I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku District still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young adults, there’s a kind of street theater, with crowded alleyways serving as catwalks for teenagers peacocking colorful, inventive outfits: https://theconversation.com/japans-gender-bending-history-71545

Yoo Ah-in philosophy on masculinity

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For Yoo Ah-in, self-awareness is the key to being attractive. He said in an interview with a local fashion magazine that the most attractive men and women are the ones who know themselves. Yoo appeared on the cover of the magazine’s March issue, which was its first “man edition”: http://kpopherald.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=201702231443296805587_2

Ma(King) Masculinity: Calvin Decline

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The lack of recognition faced by drag kings can be epitomised by a simple Google search: http://www.artefactmagazine.com/2017/02/16/making-masculinity-calvin-decline/

The Science Of Gender: No, Men Aren’t From Mars And Women From Venus

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Testosterone Rex is extinct. That’s the central conclusion of a fascinating new book by University of Melbourne psychologist Cordelia Fine. Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society hit the bookstores Tuesday: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/01/26/511734926/the-science-of-gender-no-men-arent-from-mars-and-women-from-venus

YouTubers Are Redefining What It Means To Be Male in 2017

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Yet another example of YouTube community being ahead of mainstream society when it comes to social issues http://www.wetheunicorns.com/debate/youtubers-are-redefining-what-it-means-to-be-male-in-2017/#QAcArySMyfcIf4wj.99