By Josh Cook / Los Angeles Review of BooksJul 5, 2019
Jared Yates Sexton traces the roots of “toxic masculinity” running through his life back to WWII, and charts a hopeful path forward. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
By Robert JensenNov 30, 2016
I have been named as one of those college professors who, according to the Watchlist's mission statement, “discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 7, 2016
A writer poses an important question: Does Wall Street do anything useful?; researchers are befuddled by some people's love of chilies, fruits that were "made to repel"; meanwhile, technology has created a crisis of masculinity similar to that of the industrial era. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 13, 2015
Going solar could represent a no-brainer for some companies looking to cut costs; activists are using dildos to protest a new Texas law that would allow guns on college campuses; meanwhile, a writer explores what our ideas about gender have to do with mass shootings. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigDec 7, 2014
A new survey of 12 populations around the world challenges the commonly held assumption that human beings naturally prefer highly masculine men and highly feminine women. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Ann Jones, TomDispatchMar 21, 2013
Picture this. A man bursts into a living room not his own. He confronts an enemy. He barks orders. He throws that enemy into a chair. The invader isn’t an American soldier leading a night raid on an Afghan village, nor is the enemy an anonymous Afghan householder. This warrior is just a guy in Ohio named Shane, and he’s doing what so many men find exhilarating: disciplining his girlfriend. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigNov 27, 2012
Ladies -- especially you, feminists -- listen up: If you want to know the real reason men don't want to get married these days, you have only yourselves to blame. That's according to anti-feminist and ardent Michele Bachmann defender Suzanne Venker. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 16, 2011
What better way to jack up men's flagging sense of masculine prowess in these times of economic instability, with gender roles shifting by the minute, than by introducing a line of house paints that includes the colors "Bro Code" and "Zombie Apocalypse"? (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Marcia Alesan Dawkins / TruthdigMay 22, 2011
What do a professed love for women, a so-called commitment to family values, a culture of social change and institutionalized rape have in common? Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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