Masculinities 101 Week in Review: February 7, 2014

7 Feb

The editors of Masculinities 101 decided that we would end the week by posting some relevant and current links to news sources, blogs, and other internet content. We hope this will spark your interest and give you something to think and talk about over the weekend!

Current Events:

Salon reports that this year’s Super Bowl commercials featured a “sensitive man,” showing flexibility in the boundaries of masculinity. (For analyses of Super Bowl commercials and hegemonic masculinity in years past, see this Sociological Images post).

The Seahawks won the Super Bowl, perhaps because of their commitment to yoga? This article explains how the team incorporated this traditionally “unmasculine” practice into the hypermasculine arena of football.

Olympic events begin in Sochi, Russia. This Huffington Post article reports on the potential enforcement of Russian laws banning “gay propaganda.”

George Zimmerman may fight DMX?

Interesting Reads:

Men and Masculinities publishes a new article analyzing self-injury among men (available Online First).

This commentary, written by Laurie Penny, reminds us that all men benefit from sexism.

A new study by UCLA, National Institutes of Health, and Consolidated Research finds that more men are taking testosterone to combat normal aging.

Black gay dads shock the internet by being normal.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the difference between “mom’s time” and “dad’s time.”

2 Responses to “Masculinities 101 Week in Review: February 7, 2014”

  1. Amanda Kennedy February 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    I can’t help myself–I’m adding this new(ish) campaign:


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