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Bethany Moreton

Masculinity and the Culture Wars

A little over a month ago, I posted a list of topics that will tentatively form the basis of my chapter on sex and gender in the culture wars. Dan Wickberg responded with a predictably astute critique: It’s interesting that on issues of sex and gender, the default is to go to issues of women and the contest over their changing roles, while leaving the question of masculinity aside, as if women were sexed and gendered beings, and men were the unexceptional norm from which that sex and gender were deviant. I looked at the list and at the suggestions Read more