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What the Oregon Shooter’s Manifesto Tells Us About the Dangers of Toxic Masculinity

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For all its dominance, and dependence on aggressiveness, competition, and strength–physical and emotional–hegemonic masculinity is incredibly fragile. Those who conform to the strictest tenets of hegemonic masculinity, the toxic elements of sexual conquest and domination, and fail to meet them, are the men more likely to engage in domestic and sexual violence, and who then take their violence into the public sphere. Following the murder of nine people at an Oregon community college by a self-proclaimed “friendless, girlfriendless, virgin,” dating coach Harris O’Malley examines the fragility of masculinity.

– Brett Goldberg

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