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    I agree with that direction of thought, especially this:

    except to men who are trying desperately to hold on to a single norm.
    As "masculinity" morphs, the people who cling so desperately to it are the conservatives protecting a purely imaginary ideal.  (Unfortunately, those conservatives make a lot of noise and get amplified in the media.)

    And I wonder if a cliche doesn't apply here:  If masculinity is morphing into so many shapes, changing to satisfy so many images, one wonders if it isn't just become an otiose category.  (The cliche I'm thinking of: If you like everything, you like nothing.  If you agree with everything, you agree with nothing.  If masculinity is SO many different things...then how can there be any sort of "threat" at all?)

    "It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." (Artemus Ward)

    by Silencio on Sun Jul 06, 2014 at 05:23:24 PM PDT

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