Why We Need to Reimagine Masculinity (Newsweek):
To survive in a hostile world, guys need to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers. Why it’s time to reimagine masculinity at work and at home.
[S]uggesting that men should stick to some musty script of masculinity only perpetuates the problem. For starters, it encourages them to confront new challenges the same way they dealt with earlier upheavals: by blaming women, retreating into the woods, or burying their anxieties beneath machismo. And it does nothing to help them succeed in school, secure sustainable jobs, or be better fathers in an economy that’s rapidly outgrowing Marlboro Manliness.
I wish mainstream men’s rights activism looked more like this.
I suspect that most men don’t want to embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers, because they are associated with women, and therefore low-status.