Boy Problems

The New Masculinity has hit the skids. Was it ever really there to begin with?

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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Jonah Hill at a premiere, wearing a Cosby sweater and a pink coat, looking either pensive or sinister.
That pink blazer conceals a multitude of sins. Photo by Denis Makarenko on Shutterstock.

It’s been a rough few weeks for the New Masculinity. Last week, Jonah Hill — an icon of the brand, last seen making a documentary about how much he loved his therapist — had his abusive text messages leaked by his ex-girlfriend. He forbade her to be seen in a swimsuit, to speak to other men, and to surf with…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.