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Politico Magazine: The Masculinity Issue

Welcome to The Masculinity Issue. Manliness, at least for the GOP, seems to be a winning political issue. Sen. Josh Hawley gave speeches (+ book) on how traditional manly values are under threat. Ron DeSantis ran a campaign video splicing his images with those of manly icons. Dems, though less eager to stake claim on traditional gender ideas, have also leaned in. (ie. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. doing pushups on the campaign trail). And ideas about masculinity and gender *can* affect how people vote.

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    Introducing the Masculinity Issue

    Introducing the Masculinity Issue

    When we began discussing a masculinity issue at the magazine a year ago, I was worried that the strange political resurgence of ideas about manliness was already on the downswing. Sure, some figures had proved their staying power: Jordan Peterson, Tucker Carlson and Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). But …

    Democrats Have a Man Problem. These Experts Have Ideas for Fixing It.

    Democrats Have a Man Problem. These Experts Have Ideas for Fixing It.

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    How can Democrats counter GOP messaging on masculinity? Should they even want to? A roundtable with Democratic party insiders and experts. It’s hard to deny that Democrats have a masculinity problem. Attitudes toward masculinity have been an important predictor of votes for Donald Trump. And while …

    Portrait of a ‘Pink-Collar’ Working Man

    Portrait of a ‘Pink-Collar’ Working Man

    Eric Cromer found an unlikely and promising path out of the wreckage of the industrial Midwest. CINCINNATI — On workdays, Eric Cromer climbs into one of his two American-made trucks by 6:20 a.m.; he likes to be a little early, and he’s been that way since the long-gone days when his GM assembly line …

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