For-Show Female Empowerment & Gender Fluidity are Simply the Latest Instruments of Corporate Capitalism
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For-Show Female Empowerment & Gender Fluidity are Simply the Latest Instruments of Corporate Capitalism

Should women unashamedly wear mustaches? Should men abandon their masculinity because it’s ‘toxic’? This is all just a smoke screen capitalist overlords use to hide real issues and stay in power, philosopher Slavoj Zizek believes. In one of the latest anti-objectification messages, women’s razor brand Billie ran an ad timed to Movember (the annual ‘mustache…

Role Over: Crisis of Masculinity Leaves No Place for Men in a Progressive Society
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Role Over: Crisis of Masculinity Leaves No Place for Men in a Progressive Society

What does it take to be a man in modern Western society, where tolerance of all things liberal exists alongside antagonism to ideas deemed incompatible with the progressive order? What identity can men maintain in this world? Being a gentleman and displaying chivalry – opening doors for women or giving up your seat on the…

GQ magazine’s ‘New Masculinity’ is Men in Make-Up and Dresses
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GQ magazine’s ‘New Masculinity’ is Men in Make-Up and Dresses

I’m not sure who asked it to, but GQ magazine has used its November issue to redefine the modern man. It’s put a bunch of men in make-up and dresses and called it the ‘new masculinity.’ GQ stands for ‘Gentlemen’s Quarterly’ but ‘gentlemen’ are a toxic brand in the post-Weinstein world, and just don’t sell…

Warning! Masculinity Is Hazardous to Men’s Health, Says American Psychological Association
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Warning! Masculinity Is Hazardous to Men’s Health, Says American Psychological Association

Remember those age-old male traits from a more chivalric, less neurotic epoch, like ruggedness, stoicism, individualism and masculinity? Well, you can chuck them into the dumpster outside your local gender studies classroom because they have just been branded harmful to your health. Although ‘masculinity’ once upon a time helped ‘privileged males’ tame the American wilderness,…