Tag: masculinity

Feb 19

Toxic White Masculinity: The Killer That Haunts American Life

Joseph Nickell’s murderous rampage last weekend in Kentucky was not exceptional. That’s the terrifying part. Over and over again in America, it is revealed that whiteness is the complexion for the protection. Toxic white masculinity has proven itself to be lethal once again. On Feb. 10, a man named Joseph Nickell went on a lethal …

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Feb 13

The Right’s Favorite New Intellectual Has Some Truly Pitiable Ideas About Masculinity

Click here for reuse options! Why does anyone take Jordan Peterson seriously? More than a decade ago, when he reviewed Harvard curmudgeon Harvey Mansfield’s book, Manliness, Walter Kirn asked: “In just which far-off galaxy has Mansfield set up his telescope to scrutinize the doings of us earthlings?” Mansfield’s book, whose port-and-pipesmoke fantasy of masculinity was …

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Jan 10

Toxic masculinity and the struggle for personal identity are at the core of ‘Black Mirror’

One of science fiction’s greatest powers as a genre is its ability to divorce a topic from all of the usual bullshit which surrounds it, forcing the reader/viewer to examine topic in a new way. We live in a present dominated by people trying to pass off the unreal as real and true as “fake.” …

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