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The End of Violent Simplistic, Macho Masculinity (Newly Relevant in the Age of Trump)

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This 2012 article about "toxic masculinity," drawing on the work of researcher Michael Kimmel, presciently gets to the heart of this year's Republican election. As Chris Hayes put is so well recently, many of the GOP debates have been about the "performance of dominance" - led, of course, by the antics of Donald Trump. 

In a disgusting (and vaguely sexualized) illustration, Trump recently responded to Mitt Romney's criticism by hearkening back to the days when Romney sought Trump's endorsement: "I could have said 'Mitt, drop to your knees, and he would have dropped to his knees.'"
Perhaps the way out of this mess is the search for new definitions of masculinity and power.
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Amy Fried applies her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior to writing and activism on church-state separation, feminism, reproductive rights, corruption, media and veganism.

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