Performances of masculinities

Frank Harris (SDSU) and Shaun R. Harper (Penn): Beyond Bad Behaving Brothers: Productive Performances of Masculinities among College Fraternity Men. Joel Robert McGregor (Newcastle): Hegemonic Masculinity and Humour in Prison Work. Is a bunch of bearded hipsters dressing like loggers really a crisis of masculinity? Terry Crews says modern day masculinity can be as damaging as the Taliban. How to be a man: Richard Benson on why men need to stop hijacking the feminist debate and carve out a modern definition of masculinity. Caterina Rohde (HSRW): The Male Au Pair: “Doing Masculinity” by Performing Housework and Providing Childcare. Why don’t men care? Caregiving is neither a male nor female responsibility, it’s what helps to make us all human — it’s time we reshaped society and social norms to make equality possible. I do, if you will: Women prefer their husbands to be the breadwinners. The mysterious rise of the non-working man: The economy is not leaving men behind — but it is perhaps leaving manliness behind. Duck Dynasty's success is entirely based on selling a fantasy: Sarah Marshall on the enduring, commercial fallacy of the “authentic” man. Madeleine Schwartz reviews Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation by Laura Kipnis.

Jessica Valenti on the male birth control: If you build it, will they come? Harlan Frazier on why male birth control is a million disasters waiting to happen. Testosterone overload: A surplus of men leads to violence, right? It depends on how you look at it, say Ryan Schacht, Kristin Rauch and Monique Borgerhoff Mulder. A study finds men are much more likely than women to take truly idiotic risks that cost their lives. Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows. Will climate change make men extinct? A Japanese study links increasing temperature extremes to a declining proportion of male newborns. Nicky Hudson (DeMontfort): Where Are All the Men? The Marginalisation of Men in Social Scientific Research on Infertility. How did the straight, white, middle-class Default Man take control of our society — and how can he be dethroned? Aaron Ash on the history of bromance, the rise of its popularity, and the divergences between bromance and homosexuality in the human mindset. RIP “mansplaining”: Benjamin Hart on how the Internet killed one of our most useful words. From “mankind” to “mansplain”, the descent of “man”: Britt Peterson on why marking things as manly now means something so different.