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Response to Robin Hanson

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I recently wrote about masculinity in the context of Robin Hanson’s book, The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth. Hanson has written a critique of this article that I would quickly like to respond to. In short, Hanson claims I have misread his book. He states, “For the record, […]

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Masculinity in “The Age of Em”

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I have a new article out discussing masculinity in the context of “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” by Robin Hanson: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/masculinity-in-the-age-of-em-wcz/ Robin Hanson’s recent book The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth is a fascinating exploration of what the world may look […]

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Populist Masculinity: What It Is, and How To Beat It

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This is my new article about populist masculinity: read it if you have any wish to resist Trump https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/12/populist-masculinity-what-it-is-and-how-to-beat-it.html We are all now very familiar with the theme of masculinity in the Trump era. Commentary regarding the 2016 presidential campaign resulted in endless column inches highlighting how Trump embodied misogyny and hyper-masculinity. This commentary also introduced […]

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What Could Artificial Intelligence Teach Us About Masculinity?

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I have a new article out about masculinity and Artificial Intelligence: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/what-could-artificial-intelligence-teach-us-about-masculinity-wcz/ Sexy Robots When we think about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and gender we tend to think about how it is often given a feminine personality in popular culture. Two classic examples of this would be the robot Ava in the movie Ex Machina and the […]

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Why I Changed My Mind About International Men’s Day

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It’s time for progressive thinkers to expand the public conversation about men and masculinity and embrace International Men’s Day (19th November) argues a former critic of the day, Joseph Gelfer: http://www.inside-man.co.uk/2016/11/01/i-changed-mind-international-mens-day/ As a researcher of men and masculinities, I have always been interested in reading about IMD, even if I have never been particularly fond of […]