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A new academic study looks at the shame gendered by a religious system of enforced masculinity

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Vogue didn’t put Styles in a dress in order to emasculate men; they did it because it’s hot

Harry Styles at the Met Gala on May 6, 2019. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/MG19/Getty Images


Masturbation bans are popular among organizations that seek to enhance group loyalty

Gavin McInnes at a rally in Berkeley, CA. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty


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We can’t afford any more of the president’s deadly macho posturing

Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 4. Photo: The White House/Getty Images


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Men have a history of putting their health — and the health of those around them — at risk for fear of seeming unmasculine

President Trump at a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 7, 2020. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


Gerard Way’s band owes just as much to Queen as they do the Cure

Photo Illustration; Source Photo: Andrew Benge/Getty Images


Jessica Valenti

Conservatives decrying a “war on men” are more dangerous than you think

Gillette/Procter & Gamble

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