Trump’s coronavirus mask standoff reveals the dangerous ripples of fragile masculinity

The president was already the poster child for an outdated, dangerous and defunct form of masculinity before the coronavirus hit. But now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, he has become a pathetic parody.

Andrew Yang and the New American Tories

What links celebrity Yang supporters like Dave Chappelle, Rivers Cuomo, and Norm MacDonald?

A great groaning and rolling-of-eyes seized the internet last week as Dave Chapelle announced he was supporting Democratic candidate Andrew Yang in the primaries. I can’t say that I was surprised. Many have heard of the Yang Gang, that motley group of Redditors and Channers, gamers, memers, vapers, Bitcoin enthusiasts, and compulsive masturbators that have formed the basis of Yang’s campaign online. But in addition to these unwashed masses, Yang has also steadily been attracting an elite, mostly male constituency I like to call “eccentric Tories,” or to coin a term, “New American Tories.” 

‘Democracy has been hijacked by white men’: how minority rule now grips America

The US is becoming more diverse and progressive, but white men’s grip on power is being exercised via the courts, gerrymandering and dark money in politics

Gillette faces backlash and boycott over ‘#MeToo advert’

The razor company’s short film, called Believe, plays on their famous slogan “The best a man can get”, replacing it with “The best men can be”.

The company says it wants men to hold each other “accountable”. 

Some have praised the message of the advert, which aims to update the company’s 30-year-old tagline, but others say Gillette is “dead” to them.