The Softboy Must Die

On Taika Waititi, straight men in gay outfits, and why cis men are not “demolishing masculinity.”

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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A white guy wearing a slightly gay-looking floral shirt, which I assume makes him a hero to everyone looking at this picture.
“Well, I’ve put on this shirt, that’s patriarchy smashed for the day.” Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash

I didn’t begin this week expecting to locate the single tweet that encapsulates all of my issues with contemporary Masculinity Discourse, but here we are, and here it is:

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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.