From the inaugural issue of Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, Aneta Stepien (Surrey): Understanding Male Shame; and Michael Edward Stewart (Queensland): Some Disputes Surrounding Masculinity as a Legitimate Category of Historical Inquiry in the Study of Late Antiquity. Karin Neutel (Groningen): The First Cut is the Deepest: Masculinity and Circumcision in the First Century. Ryan Schacht, Kristin Liv Rauch, and Monique Borgerhoff Mulder (UC-Davis): Too Many Men: The Violence Problem? Terrell L. Strayhorn and Derrick L. Tillman-Kelly (OSU): Queering Masculinity: Manhood and Black Gay Men in College. Can men be feminists? Batuhan Erkat wonders. A feminist defense of masculine virtues: Camille Paglia on why ignoring the biological differences between men and women risks undermining Western civilization. Are there genes that lead men to enjoy fighting? Masculinity anxiety at the movies: Ryan Leas on questioning yesterday’s tough guys. Nick Field on layers of leather: Performance, performativity or essence of masculinity? There's no such thing as a "real man": Claire Carusillo on what Obama and Michael Grimm both get wrong about masculinity. Boy Trouble: Family breakdown disproportionately harms young males — and they’re falling further behind. Amaan Shreyas on incoherent masculinities. Gentlemen, Formerly: A gentleman in 1720 could read Greek while mounting a running horse; today’s gentleman reads GQ in the bathroom — from rapists to stylists, a history of the American gentleman. Str8 boys: Alex Chard on an evaluation on gay masculinity, identity and its presence in society. Michael Sam presents NFL’s real manhood test: Is it as mature as college football?

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