The Five Stages of Masculinity August News Roundup

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Commentary As is often the case, this month’s articles are weighted towards Stage 3, which is largely representative of the media class’s worldview on masculinity. Stage 3 is an important stage, but has its shortcomings. One example of this is the trend of revisiting historical cultural products and viewing them via a contemporary lens, thus […]

Have We Reached Peak Toxic Masculinity?

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I have a new article out about the Stage 3 limitations of denouncing “toxic masculinity”: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/have-we-reached-peak-toxic-masculinity-wcz/ Hashtag Criticism Anyone who spends any significant amount of time online and who has an interest in masculinity will be all too familiar with two phrases that seem omnipresent on social media: “toxic masculinity” and “masculinity so fragile.” These phrases […]

The Five Stages of Masculinity July News Roundup

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Commentary Stage 1 masculinity as an underlying cause of social problems was highlighted this month in an LA Times article, “One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men” (a very similar article ran in the UK in The Independent). Such articles are important […]

The Five Stages of Masculinity June News Roundup

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Commentary The diversity of masculinity stories this month has been quite low, however the number of stories has been high in the form of “toxic masculinity” articles written in response to the tragic events in Orlando. A link to Amanda Marcotte’s article, Overcompensation Nation is included below as indicative of the numerous articles on this […]

Evolving with the Five Stages of Masculinity

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A new article on the important but partial role of feminism in The Five Stages of Masculinity: http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/evolving-five-stages-masculinity-wcz/ The Five Stages of Masculinity I was so happy to recently have the opportunity to share some initial thoughts about The Five Stages of Masculinity with GMP readers. As I read through those questions and answers I felt […]

Billionaires and Books: The Dark Money Behind the Rise of “Manliness”

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The latest Masculinity Research article about how right-wing billionaires manipulate masculinity, originally published at The Society Pages Jane Mayer’s recent book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right is a powerful account of how the Right influences public opinion via a network of think-tanks, lobbyists and other forms […]